Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Week in a Nutshell

This week started with me getting sick. I had a terrible head cold which made my nose annoyingly stuffy and my entire body was plagued with fatigue. I was scheduled to start my internship at Good Karma CafĂ© on Monday but couldn’t sleep the night before, and called out sick the following morning. I spent the rest of the day sleeping and attempting to make myself useful but of course that didn’t happen! The next day was similar only I was finally updated about my avn. Turns out my condition is too advanced for the stem cell procedure. So Michael scheduled an appointment for me on Friday morning with a doctor who specializes in microvascular surgery. Unfortunately on Friday when we went to consult with the doctor, he didn’t have any good news and barely recommended I even consider his surgery. He said that I needed to take care of my condition immediately, that I should be on crutches and seeking doctors who specialize in hip replacements. Oh yeah, I ended up calling the owner of Good Karma on Thursday to let her know I had an medical emergency and wouldn’t be able to do my internship at this time. Fortunately she was understanding and said I could come in whenever I was ready. But I don’t even know if I’ll get a diploma because my school has deadlines. But that’s not even a big deal to me right now, my hips are. I’m twenty years old and my left femoral head has collapsed and the right side is on the verge of collapsing. What does that mean? I need a bilateral hip replacement. Needless to say this week has been emotionally overwhelming, upsetting and scary. On the bright side the support and comfort around me is unbeatable; this may be scary but I still manage feel happy and truly blessed with my life. I’m seeing a doctor on Thursday to see when I can schedule my surgery and am praying that everything works out for the best. But that’s all I got to say, I will continue to write more about what’s going on, once I know what’s going on!

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