I had a bit of news on Monday that I wasn't quite expecting. I had a double Knee op in Dec (Arthoroscopy) to treat a condition called Hoffa's Fat Pad Syndrome and had some biopsies taken. Well the results have come back and it turns out I have this rare condition called PVNS and the thing they removed is in fact a benign Tumour.
PVNS is a joint disease characterized by inflammation and overgrowth of the joint lining. It also turns out I have the nastier of the two types of PVNS and will need radiotherapy to treat this further and possibly further surgery (Full knee replacement) as this condition can spread to the surrounding tissue and bone.
As PVNS is and inflammatory issue and I have lots of others such as IBS, Endometriosis, Asthma, Eczema, Hayfever etc my Surgeon thinks there might be a link and a underlying health condition that is causing all of these to manifest these things so he is now contacting my other Dr's,consultant's,surgeons to see my notes and investigate it further. I see him again in six weeks and will no more then.
I also had very excessive bruising for the surgery I had and my consultant is interested if this also is down do an underlying health condition. I'm just wondering if any of my Fibro friends have heard of this or suffer from it themselves?
Gentle Hugs xxx