Friday, May 15, 2009

Pain oh pain

I am trying really hard lately to be grateful. I have many, many blessings and I am really grateful for them...but it has not been easy to recognize them all. Since last August I have been dealing with severe pain in my right hip. The doctors have diagnosed it as bursitis. I have been taking massive amounts of ibuprophen and now they have switched me to a stronger drug. Since the pain is not going away and now it has spread to my knee and my shoulder, they are running more tests to find out exactly what it is. We started with an MRI and that test revealed some spots on my bones. So the radiologist recommended doing a full bone scan. I got the results today and they are inconclusive. Basically that means that they really don't know what the spots are. The radiologist thinks they might be "bone islands" but they don't know for sure so now I get to go and have a biopsy done. They are going to give me a numbing shot and then do a CT scan and while they are scanning the doctor will use a long needle to remove some of the tissue that will then be sent to the lab for testing. It is a little scary - I am so not a fan of shots or inflicting pain on myself in anyway, shape or form. I am glad that they are taking me seriously. I am ready to find out what is causing this terrible pain and I would love it to be something non-life threatening and easy to fix, but I am concerned that it might be something more....stay tuned for more info....

7 comments:

Jenny said...

You're in our prayers! Way to stay positive and we hope all is well! If anybody can get through something like this it would definately be you!!

Danielle said...

story of my life - when ever I have something wrong with me everything comes back "normal" when there is definitely something wrong I know you have been there many times too hope they figure out what is causing the pain

Joanne said...

We'll keep you in our prayers!!! I'm sure it's nothing...well, not nothing but you know what I mean :)Looking forward to seeing you guys in Yosemite!!!

Tami said...

Yikes Kaci! i really hope it turns out to be nothing - well i hope it turns out to be something minor - so they can take away the pain...

keep us posted.

Shooting Starchild said...

I hope they can figure out what it is and make it go away!

Christine said...

Kaci - Congratulations on graduating! I just talked to my mom. I'm so sorry. We'll be praying for you!!!

Mary Child said...

Kaci, I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues, and I just wanted you to know that we are thinking about you and praying for the best. I've thought about you every day, multiple times a day, since I heard. Just know that there are many, many people praying and pulling for you.