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Nov 21, 2016 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I take tramadol doctor prescribed it for me saying I could take it every six hours for pain if needed. She was giving me a two week supply. I have osteoarthritis in all my joints sever scoliosis and have had a THR in April. When I called a few months ago to have it renewed, two week supply lasted me 3 weeks was told I have to make it last a month. Have neck degeneration cannot carry anything more then ten pounds if a do I have a constant headache. Now am having problems with both of my knees. Sit down can hardly get back up. Blamed it at first on the THR. Still recovering from that. Have not been able to walk outside the home without the aid of a cane. I also take an herbal joint aid and Tumeric which has helped with my joints. I only take one Tramadol at night. You are right people don’t understand by looking at us. I have tried going to a chiropractor for my back because since my surgery pain has been bad. He has helped somewhat. At my daughters urging I have started going for Reiki sessions which has helped a lot. Come out feeling relaxed and am able to sleep better. Can’t believe the things she has told me. Without even touching me she told me about all my problems. Last session told me I was having a problem with my right knee and try to keep weight off it. Next day I went for my Swedish massage and she told me I had a problem with the muscle above the right knee leading to the hip didn’t feel that way other months. Told me to try and keep weight off it too. Recommended I see my doctor. Haven’t done that yet wanted to do another Reiki session and see what she says. Seemed strange for a Reiki master who didn’t touch me told me the same as my therapist.

Nov 17, 2016 · 7 months post op in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Yes my scoliosis pain has increased a lot. Talked to my OS and he told me to wait until April until I do anything about it. Was told years ago to avoid having surgery for it because of a 85% chance of paralysis. Have done pretty good except for the past year and a half. Did start going to a. Chiropractor about the scoliosis have had a lot of relief in the upper back. Low back improved some what. He knows about my hip and has a CD of my recent X-rays. I was a waitress for the past 12 years. Worked at a local diner where you were a server hostess dishwasher. You name it we did it. I always had a problem that if I twisted my back just a little three days later I would be in severe pain and would get an inflammation. That’s what happened last June. Did get help for it but it didn’t help. Worked until end of July when I woke up one morning and couldn’t walk on the hip. Before waitressing I was a newspaper carrrier for 12 years. Always kept myself moving. It’s hard not being able to do it anymore.

Nov 17, 2016 · 7 months post op in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had Closed displaced fracture of medial wall of acetabulum
Avascular necrosis of right hip
Open right acetabular fracture
Closed fracture of right acetabulum. I had my surgery on April 12, 2016. Problem with my hip started in end of June 2015. Treated for bursitis had tons of PT pain management then sent to 3 OS before they decided to do the surgery. I feel I should be doing better then I am. Went for Swedish massage and out of the blue she asked me what knee was hurting. Both were hurting a few months ago but the massages seemed to be helping. She told me to keep a check on my muscles above the knee to the hip because they didn’t feel like they did before. My question could it be from the hip. I have had discomfort in the outside of the right hip thinking it could be due to the incision which has healed beautifully. Doctor thought I might have had an infection before the surgery, that day biopsy came back negative so that’s why they went ahead with THR. Two weeks after surgery received reports that came back positive. Decided to treat it as a false positive. Doctor said he was cautiously optimistic that it was. Could this be signs that there is an infection? Also I have severe scoliosis and. An not walk very far due to severe pain in the back. If I sit for a bit the pain goes away but then starts over again while walking. Also have issues getting up from a seated position. Seems that the knees don’t want to work. Before my surgery I worked as a waitress. No way I. An go back yet. Even have trouble getting in and out of the car again.

Oct 31, 2016 · Scoliosis and Chronic back pain in Chronic Pain

In April I had THR. No pain now which is good but have been having severe back pain because of scoliosis. My degrees are 62. I am 64. Was diagnosed at the age of ten. No surgery was ever performed because doctors said there was an 85% chance of paralysis. Ten years ago was examined again same results. I was going every year for check ups but for some unknown reason stopped. I have been told by my surgeon who performed my hip surgery pain is from my hip having to get used to my body. He doesn’t want me doing anything about my back till April 2017. I decided to go to a chiropractor and try to see if I get relief from the pain. I would walk for 10 minutes and have to sit because of the pain. Now things are getting better. I can walk farther and when I do have pain I sit for a few minutes and it goes away. He has given me exercises to do too. I was seeing him 2 times a week went to once a week now he is going to try every two weeks. I do go for Swedish massage once a month. Have been doing that for ten years. Up until the last few times it helped but have a new therapist and it seems to make it worse. Don’t know why. My daughter suggested I try REIKI had two treatments and felt better after. Funny thing they really don’t touch you but create an energy. She actually told me exactly what was wrong. Also in the beginning she was experiencing pain on her right side and asked me if I had pain there. Told her about my hip. Told me I had a lot of issues with anxiety. After having been down 8 months with severe hip pain plus I was taking care of my mom with dementia and had to make the decision to put her in a nursing home. Guess that would do it. Before I was taking pain meds every 6 hours now if I do feel any pain it’s usually at bedtime when I have been most active during the day. Hoping that will go away in time too.

Aug 30, 2016 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

I knew about mom and me probably had contracts. The nursing home where she was was first weren’t that good. Checked the review and they were worse. My mom started working in a nursing home full time as a nurses aide when she was 62. Retired 20 years later only because she couldn’t drive at night. Then she babysat my 2 grandchildren until she fractured her pelvis. I thought she recovered. Think that’s when things must have started declining. That was two years ago. Did think about moving her but she had her room changed and she is even more confused. Think the problems with our nursing homes is shortage of help. Nurses there are working double shifts. Have heard from people and even my family doctor that it’s a good place. Thank you for your response. I will defenately keep my eye on things there.

Aug 30, 2016 · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

My mother has dementia. We noticed last year she had some signs that something wasn’t right and asked her if she was taking her meds, just doing things like laundry and making meals. My sister in law came to visit and confirmed she wasn’t doing anything I mentioned. I was having hip problems at the time and could not get around well. Took her to our family doctor and he said she was clean dressed nicely and talked with him about things. Said he didn’t see any problems. I went down every day to make sure she took her meds did her grocery shopping and wash. Found out she had bags of dirty laundry hidden around the house. Next she started forgetting about appointments would come down to take her only to find out she would be sleeping and not even ready. This was her hair appt. would call her 2 hours before an appointment so she would be ready. Then after she started going back to sleep and forgot that I even called her. She started not remembering current things. Wouldn’t even remember what she ate. Finally I was able to get her in a hospital too see what was going on. Found out she had a severe uti and they started treating her. Thought that might have been the problem. No not really. They transferred her to a nursing home for physical and occupational therapy. She stayed there 3 Weeks and they determined she needed more care then I could provide. During this time I had severe hip problems and could hardly get around. I was on pain medication for it but had to find a place for my mom. Couldn’t take her to my house because bathroom was upstairs and she was using a walker and couldn’t do steps. Dont know if I did the right thing but I called a place for mom to see if they could help. Actually made appointments for me to see the assisted living places. I did check out the reviews and one seemed pretty nice. We admitted her there. Now I am questioning myself if I picked the right one. Seems there are somethings that I am concerned about. One was there air conditioning not working the past week when it was really hot. It was not just her room it was other places. An aide told me to talk to the director when I did they blamed it on the patients why it was not working. I was there one day when it was off. It had tripped the circuit. Two days later it wasn’t working and by the end of the week still was not working. Also asked if a doctor had been in to see her at all. One was supposed to come in every 3 months to check on her. Asked the director said she has been there long enough he should have came said they would check never got an answer. Now I am wondering if this was the right place to put her. Maybe I am just feeling guilty I put her in there. My brother who lives in Texas never even came up to help with anything. I couldnt walk and my husband who has a slipped disk had to get everything moved out of her apartment. I felt at the time we were doing wrong. That she should have had some say to what she wanted to keep. Everybody said I was crazy. My husband felt the same way when he was getting rid of things. Months later she has been realizing that she has been there awhile and has started asking about certain things. Told her my son and daughter have most we kept a lot that thought she might want. She seemed to be happy about that. It’s just been hard and now a year later I am finally starting to get around better and spending more time with her. Worst of all I am feeling bad that I had to place her anywhere. My brother tells me if I didn’t she probably would have died already. its botherig me know because I feel I wasn’t capable enough to making important decisions and am questioning myself.

Aug 23, 2016 · Early stages of avn in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I was diagnosed in June 2015 with bursitis of the hip. My X-ray then showed Mild DJD. After months of physical therapy, pain management did not improve. In January I went to my ortho doctor who finally did a second set of X-rays found out my hip had collapsed. He ordered blood work and a cat scan. Was diagnosed with closed displaced fracture of medial wall of acetabulum
Avascular necrosis of right hip
Open right acetabular fracture
Closed fracture of right acetabulum. He referred me me to another surgeon who specialized in this in March 2016. Had hip aspiration and more blood work. Couldn’t get any fluid from the aspiration and after 3 weeks I received a phone call from another surgeon telling me I had an appointment in Late March. . Checked with the second surgeon to find out why was told this one specialized in my case. For 9 months I was in extreme pain and by February 2016 I couldn’t walk sit stand or lay. Saw the specialist he ordered an MRI and wanted to see me back in two weeks and scheduled me for a hip replacement. Went the following Wednesday for the MRI and couldn’t lay for even 10 minutes. Called my Doctor the next day saw him the day after that he did more X-rays and finally admitted me. That night he ordered the MRI had me under sedation and next morning he did another hip aspiration under sedation also. They were looking for an infection because the hip had gotten so bad in such a short time. Finally had my surgery on April 12. Really didn’t know what they were actually going to do yet because he wanted to do a biopsy first and then he would know how he would treat it. Supposedly biopsy came back negative and he did a total hip replacement. The following week I received a call to come down because one of the results showed I did have an infection. My incision was healing nicely no drainage and no pain. He told me my options about taking the hip out and putting in a stabilizer. He also said it could be a false positive too. Talked with infectious disease doctors and he thought the same. So far so good. My surgeon feels cautiously optimistic about it being false. Now if I ever have drainage or pain I am to call him. I feel that if my first surgeon took X-rays when he sent me for pain management he may have seen that my hip was worse then he thought. I feel that I lost ten months of my life because of it. My hip is pain free but I have severe scoliosis and am having trouble with that. Still am walking with a slight limp. Haven’t returned back to work yet because I am still a bit unsteady. Do use a cane once in awhile. If they catch it early enough there are options to try. In my case they waited too long.

Aug 14, 2016 · Falling for no apparent reason in Just Want to Talk

I had blood work done and it showed I had to much vitamin D. I don’t take any supplements what good cause this. I have had a total hip replacement 4 months ago due to
Closed displaced fracture of medial wall of acetabulum
Avascular necrosis of right hip
Open right acetabular fracture
Closed fracture of right acetabulum