2/26/2018

OK, so I really did believe that the drizzle was the root of my issues, but today the sun is shining and I should be feeling so much better.  A few weeks ago, I went to have my annual check-up for my replacement joints (four, in case you were wondering.)  They like to make sure the older ones are still working fine, and since I have a knee that dates back to 1987, and the other 1994, (I know, amazing, isn’t it?)  they like to make sure nothing is amiss.  I had been having some pain in my re-replaced right hip and I was concerned about it, as I’ve never had pain in a replaced joint before.  After the x-ray, they decided that I have bursitis in my right hip.  I guess it’s common to get bursitis after a joint replacement.

The pain has been really bad at times, but when I was at the surgeon’s office, it wasn’t really hurting and hadn’t been for a few days.  I was taking a bunch of steroids at that time, to get my arthritis under control, so the bursitis really wasn’t hurting enough to have an injection.  Also, I am such a baby about injections that I can convince myself that I don’t need one…  I haven’t really felt bad until the weather change, and then, as I said before, I convinced myself it was the weather.

Today the sun is shining and I should feel great.  I woke up early and thought I’d read for a little while and my hip started to hurt so much, I had to take some medications that I really try to avoid.  I went back to bed and woke up at 1PM, not a good sign for the day.  I had tried to finish the card last night, but my hip started to ache so much that I couldn’t sit there any longer.  I guess the moral of my story is, I have no idea when I’ll feel like finishing the card, or another video will go live.  I feel awful, but do have a doctor’s appointment on March 1st, so may consider getting the injection if my hip doesn’t start to feel better by then.  I love the YouTube channel and making videos, but when my body tells me to stop doing something, after thirty-five years with this disease, I’ve learned to listen.  I am sorry though, because I know a lot of people look forward to my videos.  I’ll try to get back on the horse (so to speak), as soon as possible.

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4 thoughts on “2/26/2018

    1. That’s so kind of you, I still feel so badly that I don’t feel up to making videos. I know a lot of my viewers don’t read the blog, so have no idea why there are no videos. I feel terrible that I’m letting them down. I’m trying not to think about it, but it still weighs on my mind. I really appreciate your thoughtful response, and will try to take it to heart.

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  1. Thanking you for sharing your problems with your online friends, although some of us live on the far side of the world distance makes no difference when sending warm an gentle hugs and very best wishes to you. None of us like to be unwell and I have always been tremendously impressed with how honest you are about your personal struggle with this cruel arthritis. Of course you must put your health and welfare before anything else so do whatever it takes to help yourself feel better. We will still be here when you get back.

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  2. It was so SO kind of you to write me back. I started feeling better this afternoon and tonight, finally finished the card I’d been working on. It’s not the best card I’ve ever made, but I have to tell you, I was thrilled to finish it. Rich is editing it now, and I hope to have it online by tomorrow AM at the latest. I really do appreciate your patience and especially your kindness.

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