Monday, November 16, 2009

My Health- An Update

After an eleven week struggle I am finally making some progress. One of the things I am suffering from is Avascular Necrosis which is part of the ball end of my femur is dying because it is not receiving proper blood flow. To deal with this I am going for surgery this Wednesday to have the following done. Core decompression. (In this operation, your surgeon removes part of the inner layer of your femur bone. This relieves pressure within your bone, reducing your pain. The extra space allows your bone to form new blood vessels and stimulate the production of new bone. Core decompression works best in people with early-stage avascular necrosis.) This hopefully will rid me of the horrific pain I am dealing with right now. If this does not work then I am looking at a full hip replacement.

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the tatting community for all your thoughts and support during this horrible time. It has really helped. I will keep everyone updated.



Clyde

15 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

My prayers are with you that this surgery will bring you great relief!

Ridgetatter said...

Oh Clyde, how horrific for you; I pray the protocols help heal this challenge. The pain must be excruciating! I'm so thankful they finally made a correct diagnoses. Hang in there and thank you for keeping us in the loop. Be good and be well!
Warm hugs, Bev in New Mexico

Appalachian Woman said...

My prayers, chants, light and love are with you!

Gina said...

Sending you lots of love and warm wishes, healing energy, and the absolute conviction that all will be well very shortly.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Clyde, Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery!

Dave and Jo

Val said...

clyde, may the healing hands in the docs relief your pains. all the best!

Maureen said...

I will be thinking about you on Wednesday, and I hope that there will be a good outcome for you.
With unpleasant events to be endured in Life, I always find it helpful to focus on the day AFTER - perhaps because my mother's mantra was to always have something to look forward to!
It's actually a very sound technique, I have found, and tends to put everything into perspective.

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

You are in my prayers Clyde!!!

wickedtats said...

hope you get well soon

♥♦Heather♦♥ said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers as always clyde... May you recover quickly and be pain free
(((HUGS)))
Heather

Carol Lawecki said...

(((Clyde))) I'm so sorry to hear all that you have been going through. I will be thinking of you and praying for a successful surgery and quick healing time. God Bless you!! Thoughts and healing prayers are coming your way!!

victats@gmail.com said...

AVN, not good...I hope that your surgery goes well and that you have a spectacular outcome!!!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Clyde, Hope all went well on yesterday with your surgery and that you are not in too much pain. I will continue to pray for success on this surgery and that you will be feeling good again soon!! ((HUGS))

Tatskool said...

Best of luck for a good outcome.

❦TattingChic said...

Dearest Clyde,
Here's hoping that the surgery went well and you are recuperating nicely. I hope whatever they are giving you for pain and/or nausea is really helping you and keeping you comfortable. I hope the surgery works so that you have less pain and don't have to have the full hip replacement surgery.
God bless! You're in my prayers!
~TattingChic ♥