Okay so after almost 6 years of being in pain and many MRIs and x-rays and being told it's just bursitis. Here take Vicodin and ibuprofen. I went to a surgeon because I heard that you could have the Bursa removed and that would stop the pain. So the surgeon did his X-rays and came back and said you have osteoarthritis of the hip. We're going to send you to four weeks of physical therapy. And then we're going to give you a injection into the joint under a real-time x-ray that will help relieve some of the pain but most importantly, because you have CLL in early stages we need to do a hip replacement on you right now because your immune system will be compromised if we wait until the hip is so bad you can't move it all. That was a lot to take in. I went to physical therapy 3 times at which point she said you know there's nothing I can really do for your help she said you have lost a lot of range of motion and there's no getting that back when you have osteoarthritis but do these exercises and keep coming. Which of course I could stop doing. I'm not going back to that Ortho doctor to get the injection and I'm not getting hip replacement at this point in time. I might not be able to have a hip replacement when I really need one because of the CLL. That's a chance I'm willing to take brother then get one now when I don't really need one and have all those risk of infection and rejection and complications. I did talk to my oncologist and he agrees with me. I am so doing exercises I've decided I need to lose 40 pounds and then I'll see how I feel. Bottom line have to do what I feel is right for me. Don't let doctors tell you if it doesn't feel right , rethink it.
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