My R socket (acetabulum) is almost gone. The femur head is only catching what's left of the rim. So the femur head is now badly damaged, something like your daughter's. There is a fracture right though the socket that is starting to let go from the unnatural pressure when the head moves in what's left of the joint. That sharp edge of the fracture can do damage to my abdominal organs if it let's go altogether. It's kind of like a greenstick fracture. Hard to explain without a picture. The surgeon, one the best in FL, will do what he can to make me as pain free as possible. I feel very fortunate to have him as my surgeon. I have faith he will do what he can for me. And I repeat, even if I can never walk again at least the pain, or most of the pain will be gone. I will live in a wheelchair and on my scooters. We'll get a hosp bed with a lift and whatever else I need. I'll make the best of whatever life I have left.
Though an agnostic bordering on atheism I like this prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
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