Re: my Trip

From: Jean Long (
Thu Aug 9 03:21:01 2001

Marianne, Considering removing the claw to see how much relief I get, and then again considering a second opinion. I am also considering waiting a bit longer since I have had a little relief lately and see if it gets any better. He did say the pain could possibly get better or go away on it's own but it will take a long time. Heck, I thought 1 1/2 years was already a long time not to walk and have the pain. I have waited so long already........alot to think about when I have time (LOL)! If I don't want to think about it I just keep working. JEAN

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>----- Original Message -----
From: "marianne bolding" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 3:54 PM Subject: Re: hiatal hernia & my Trip

You're long trip didn't sound too successful, Jean. I hope it didn't dampen your spirits too much. Are you considering the surgery to remove that plastic claw? How is it that they can clone, and make women look like barbie dolls...but, they can't figure out technology for reconstructive surgery on your hip. Why can't they clone muscles?! (What a dreamer I am, huh?) At times technology makes you go wow! Can you believe that?! and then there's the times you go....."HHHHHUUUUUHHHHH". I hope you get settled back in and eventually get some much needed rest. Love, Marianne --- Jean Long <> wrote: > We just got back around 5:00 today (Tuesday) and I
> already had a customer pop in at 6:00!!!
> Just sifted through my email, snail mail and voice
> messages and didn't even get unpacked yet or pick up
> our dog and I have several customers to deal with
> tomorrow (now 11:30).
> These are the disadvantages of home-based
> businesses!
> The doctor in NY doesn't think he can help me
> substantially.
> He was not very happy about my missing bone and said
> "I would like to know where that bone is and what
> happened to it myself"!
> He also doesn't think my hip was infected and sees
> no signs of it on any of my x-rays or tests...hence
> I went through that "H" of 2 surgeries, intravenous
> for 6 weeks and nursing homes for nothing.
> He also said where my hip sinks in really deep (like
> pulled inward) that there is no muscle there
> is gone and there is nothing he or I
> can do about it, no amount of exercise or anything
> will ever bring it back!!
> This is all from the surgeon last year, wasn't like
> that before, just had alot of pain!
> He says the muscle that is gone is why I have
> extreme difficulty trying to raise that leg while
> laying on my side.
> He also says I have alot of bone loss.
> He says he may at best be able to give me "minimal"
> pain relief by removing the plastic claw that is
> around my Greater Trochanter (sp?) bone. It was
> there to hold the remaining bone together that the
> surgeon broke and should be firmly adhered by now.
> He can't relieve all my pain, only minimal if any by
> removing that since it isn't my only problem. He
> can't replace bone or muscle that is missing.
> I am suppose to think about if I want him to do this
> but he isn't totally enthused about putting me
> through another surgery or cutting the hip open
> again.
> I actually handled the drive very well and just had
> one pit stop each direction.
> We had a good time but I was dying from the heat
> with no air conditioning which I am not accustomed
> to.
> Slept without even a fan and only one fan in the
> living area.
> We did go to the Planetarium while in NY before
> heading to Massachusetts. We also had to endure
> eating Japanese food which was not a treat for me!
> Marianne.....I would try to pills for awhile longer
> and if I didn't get relief in the next week or so I
> would ask to try Prilosec which gave me immediate
> relief.
> "A Friend is someone who knows all about you and
> still loves you!!!"

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