I want to start by apologizing to those who wrote me and I did not return, I have been very busy and a dear friend of mine has had trouble and been in and out of the hospital 4 times since December... I have to be there for her... So, My time online and been very limited!! -- I myself have had the flu twice now this season and I am SO READY FOR SPRING TO BE HERE! ! .. . I am a fighter and doing much better, although, I did have to increase my Steroids.. I went to my Orthopedic Surgeon and after an MRI on my hip, I was diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head..My doctor is going to try to do CORE DECOMPRESSION on my hip ( I am having the Surgery in April, because at the end oF March I am going with father, step-mom and sister to Florida , so I will be waiting til after vacation to have it done)... and depending on the outcome, if it's successful I have a 10 year window to put off until I need a total hip replacement because she told me the bone is GONE and Will never come back. and if it doesn't work , I will have to have a total hip replacement anyways. ---- Yesterday I had an MRI On my Lumbar to find out why the other hip pain is so aggravating and my knee and ankle are giving out on me! I will find out sometime this week when the results are in.... Her and I seem both agree that most of my symptoms are mimicking Ankylosing Spondylitis .. I hope not, but I will keep ya'll up dated !! ..On Thursday (26th) I am going down to the University oF Cincinnati to meet my NEW Rheumatologist ! I am excited about it!! Hopefully, they will be able to put me back on Humira, since my last one discontinued the use because of a cough I had ! I am Staying OPTIMISTIC and FIGHTING as HARD AS POSSIBLE and hanging in THERE!! I am going to try and get online more often and I enjoy reading the posts and learning and sharing !! THANK YOU ALL For being such a WONDERFUL PLACE to come and feel accepted, understood and cared for !! I enjoy reading and responding and learning ! XOXO I wish YOU all GOOD Health, Positive Energy sent your way and true compassion in my heart, because I UNDERSTAND How most of you feel and am happy that I have a place where others can relate to me !! THANK YOU, again !!.... Tommy
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