Jan 7 2020 I twisted on the ice and screwed up my back and hurt my ankle but ankle got better back did not. So i did what I always do I went to my chiropractor and got adjusted after 2 months of seeing him he said Suz I am sorry you need to have x-rays something else is going on. So I had xrays in March of 2020 and then started Physical Therapy. Did that until August and was told I needed to try a Pain specialist. It was acting as SI pain in lower back so they did pinpoint injections l4 l5 S1 both sides so 6 injections it did not help. I did injections 3 times. Then they started me on pills for neuropathy because they could not figure out why i was still hurting I went back in November 2020 and was told they were going to raise dosage of pills. I told them the pills are not helping why would i want more. So I called my GP and said I need a different route. So she sent me to a Physiatrist he was wonderful he listened. He first gave me a injection for bursitis in right hip which did help for a while. Then in January of 2021 I started falling so back to Dr Franco my Physiatrist he had me pivot for him I almost fell he said he was sure he knew the issue. So he did another injection in hip after the injection I could walk with no pain at all which was amazing. He then ordered a MRI we had to wait because of insurance of course. MRI showed he was right I had torn the labrum in my right hip. So he sent me to an orthopedic. They called me a few days before appointment and said they would refer me to a different orthopedic because he did not fix labral tears. So end of January I met Dr Liddell who set me up for Labral repair surgery February 22, 2021. It went well no weight bearing for 4 weeks and therapy. It was a long 4 weeks but I made it . Then in June 2021 pain was horrid yet again and I was losing strength in my hip so another MRI UGH the Labrum tore again or never healed so back to orthopedic to discuss options. Orthopedics PA told me he felt I should have a new hip put in I agreed then the surgeon came in and said no at your age we have to try everything before hip replacement so August 4 2021 I had another labrum repair surgery. Then again in December I started having severe pain again in right leg so they sent me back to Physiatrist he said go back to orthopedic its your hip. Orthopedic thought there was something else involved so he sent me to a neurologist. I had tests but the neurologist watched me walk and said I know what it is get to a podiatrist its your foot or ankle. So on to Dr Dix what a amazing doctor he told me the first time I met him after X-rays and exam he knew what it was and he could fix it but he wanted me to try a brace and therapy first. So April 4 I had ligament reconstruction surgery non weight bearing for 4 weeks in boot a total of 12 weeks UGH then in brace 1 month. After a month beginning of May my hip started hurting again rather badly so back to orthopedic. May 17 another Hip MRI which revealed that stinking Labrum had torn yet again. So i went in to talk to PA and surgeon on what next steps should be. They both said hip replacement is your next step I said as soon as I am given the all clear from foot doctor I will let you know so I can schedule because the pain is awful. Then June 1st moms knee had gotten so bad she saw my surgeons PA and he set her for surgery June 15th when Mom asked him what about Susie he said you are the one seeing me today not her so she doesn't matter which was hard to swallow. Then June 23 i woke up and just weight bearing hurts so PA told me to start using cane which was good because i fell bruised tailbone but did not break anything. June 29th I fell again this time against the wall ribs hurt bad. I saw Dr Dix June 30th he said foot was great no more brace needed he would clear me for Surgery. My mom was seeing orthopedic surgeon so I went and waited for her she came out of X-ray so I followed her into exam room so I could talk to surgeon as well we both see same one. He came in examined her was pleased she was bending knee to 93 degrees and then looked at me. He said I know this is Moms appointment but I see the pain in your eyes how can I help. I started to cry I said I have been released from foot doctor but I fell last night and either broke ribs or bruised them. He went and got a stethoscope and listened to me breathe then had me cough it did not hurt to cough so he said they are bruised. Now how can I help you. I said I need to do something before I fall and crack my head open. He said ok I will have my scheduler call you friday and set something up for hip replacement I am guessing 10-15 days. She called Friday and said the best she could do was August 10th I said you got to be kidding me. Why did Dr Liddell say ASAP when the best he can do is August 10th she said well I will call you after holiday because I have to have his approval to make schedule changes. Tuesday she called and said how about july 13th I said yes please. So I am now having my hip replaced next Wednesday I pray to the good Lord above this solves all my issues of pain and falling. I need to thank all of you whom have had my back or just listened through all of this its been a long journey but hopefully now I can finally live again. Thanks for listening and supporting me.
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