Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Avascular Necrosis

I'm worried about my hips. I've been reading lately about avascular necrosis of the hip and the more I read about it, the more I think I have it.

From what I understand, the sickling of cells causes the blocking off of tiny cappillaries, arterioles and venuoles (a sickle cell trait), which causes portions of the hip to stop getting blood. Then it dies off (necrosis). The main treatment for this is a hip replacement...can you imagine getting a hip replacement when I'm not even 30?? Yikes!

It's not constantly hurting, but sometimes when I walk I can feel my bones grinding, as if there is no synovial fluid between the ball and socket. It's mostly on my right side, but today I was feeling it a little bit in my left as well. I'm trying to stay on the positive side, but I want to call my PCP to order an Xray just to check. That way, at least I know either way and stop worrying about it.

Mind over Matter, Mind over Matter, Mind over Matter!

Anyway, in other news, my best friend is coming for a visit in May! Yay! I can't wait to see her and show her all around Portland.

Later darlings!


Anonymous said...

hi my name is Ina and I have have AVN Im only 20...I have had it since I was 13 and trying to prolong sugery till a I have kids so in like 5 to 6 yr but thats if im lucky. I will pray for u

Vixen said...

Hello Ina,

Thank you for your lovely comment. Sounds like you are going through it. Hang in there and keep fighting strong. Much love and hugs,