Went back for a follow up today. Dr. Wilson did a diagnostic block on the joint. ( Inserted a needle into the joint and numbed the nerve. Oddly, when the nerve is numb I am able to move/ open better. This is without a doubt a joint problem. He told me that usually people with my problem have 5 steps to evaluate how bad they are ...me being at about a 3 now. He feels that I am a good one for surgery. They would go in and remove a part of the joint that causes so much of the stiffness. I would be down about two weeks.
I filled him in on Lance and all I will be dealing with in the next month. That will give me time to decide. Right now I just don't think I can do that, at least not this year. In the meantime, I am going to have to stay on an anti- inflammatory medicine just to have any type of movement. I may have to get off of that closer to time for the transplant because it is somewhat a blood thinner. Its a lot to think about and deal with...just have to take this week by week. Please pray that this will get better on its own, and I can handle the stress of all that goes on. Thanks!
It is the lack of Christianity that has brought us where we are. Not a lack of churches or religious forms but of the real thing in our hearts. LIW.....Words From a Fearless Heart