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Re: Surgery scheduled for next week... Elle
At this point I can't put much weight on my R leg. The socket aka acetabulum has been destroyed by cancer, radiation and arthritis. The head of the femur can no longer be held in the socket and is wearing through and fractured the back of what is left of the socket. IOW, it's a mess and getting worse daily. They will remove the head of the femur and I'll have to learn how to walk on that leg with no bone (femur) to bone (acetabulum) attachment of my leg. I don't know what to expect but it has to be better than this. Every time my leg moves the damaged head of my femur rubs on raw bone in the my hip - you can imagine what kind of pain that creates. So I put as little weight on that leg as possible. I can't go down stairs anymore or step over even a 8" thing in my path.
In talking to the surgeon I told him I would as soon have the leg removed at the hip than live with pain the rest of my life.
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