Thursday, July 9, 2009

Good News and Bad News

First the good news. God is so sweet, He knew my nerves were in the 100% kicked up mode. Nurses and doctors are horrible patients it just goes with the territory. My doctor called me to come in today, good one less day of waiting.

The verdict is 2 surgeries are needed. My hip is 75% necrotic but not fractured. The fix is a total hip replacement. My crazy doctor has quit doing them, to much trouble for too little money; at least he's honest. He is actually one of my favorite docs I've known him for years. That means a referral to someone else that he has already picked out, someone that I don't know which is good. Good that I can just be a patient with him since he won't know me as a nurse.

The other news is that the MRI picked up something else that should be fixed first. Sheish! And I have a new fracture in my right foot, gimme a break. (JUST KIDDING!)

OK so there you have it. No cancer, nothing fatal just a lot of mechanic work. Alrighty then so we can now resume the normal Fresh Fixins style of goins on around here and that is the end of the medical litany of woes. Ya'll were right I was scared to death. I have a better grip now so we're off to the races again.

And actually we are up to some pretty major projects around here, the Hunny is anyway, and I'll show you tomorrow.

Thanks for all the notes of support it is appreciated!

18 comments:

Grandma J said...

Thank God for small favors. Things that are fixable we can live with.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

What a relief! My knees are aching from prayer . . . but I still have the energy to dance in celebration with you. (Okay, you sit and I'll dance around you.)

Love you! : D

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yay!! Fixable is good!
But I'll keep praying for speedy recoveries!! And little or NO pain!

Anonymous said...

Hey Karen sorry to hear about the avascular necrosis. CJ has that.
He actually had a coring procedure where they drilled a hole into the dead bone. He had to stay off of it for a long while (cuz the bone could fracture in the weakened state) The goal is to get new bone and blood supply to grow. It worked amazingly well and bought him some time for the total hip replacement 5 years or however long down the line. Supposedly the total hips only last so long !! Also, look into the new minimally invasive hip procedures they do now. Kitter

Life with Kaishon said...

Scary. But thank goodness for fixes!

jojo said...

OK now we know where to concentrate our prayers for healing. Glad you got in there earlier and that you are feeling better about the dx. Sending smiles and prayers...jj

farmlady said...

Well now, this is something we can deal with. You're going to be all right, girl. What a hissy you got yourself into.
There's a lot of work ahead but you can do it. We'll all be right there with you.

Angela said...

I'm praising God for His faithfulness and blessings upon your life. For being the Great Physician.

Mental P Mama said...

Phew! Have a wonderful weekend!

Farmchick said...

Glad it is all fixable! Whew!

COFFEE MAN said...

so to keep up with the mechanics terms , there is nothin wrong with the drive train , just need a few new frame parts and a good alignment huh .

sounds simple enough

how long ya gonna be in the shop ?

ohhh ohh ohh ohh , maybe they can repair a couple dents as well while yer there roflmao and ruuuuuuuuunnnnnnsssssss

Laura ~Peach~ said...

hugs... and thank G0d

MaBunny said...

Wow Karen - sorry I haven't visited in a while ! Sorry to hear about your hip though, but happy no cancer.
I will be keeping you in my prayers!

Heidi said...

*grabs coffee man by the scruff of the neck and holds him down for Karen* **HUGS Karen** SO SO SO glad things are better than were thought. Love you so much and prayers are still flying for you!

Linda said...

Come on up to the U, lovie! I'll do your anesthesia. Going to sleep is free...but, I'll have to charge you double to wake you up!!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

It taks some anticipated bad news to welcome less bad, but still bad, news. So glad it was nothing more. Courage. We all have to have courage every day. May you find yours.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

OK... All dealable (not a word...probably, but I imagine you get it)

I love your amazing sense of humor that, I have no doubt, has caried you,so gracefully and solidly, this far.

Coffee Bean said...

THANK GOD!!!