Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MRI Results.

On the Right Hip:
Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. The condition may be acute or chronic.
Bursae are fluid-filled cavities near joints where tendons or muscles pass over bony projections. They assist movement and reduce friction between moving parts.
Bursitis can be caused by chronic overuse, trauma, rheumatoid arthritisgout, or infection. Sometimes the cause cannot be determined. Bursitis commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip. Other areas that may be affected include the Achilles tendon and the foot.
Chronic inflammation can occur with repeated injuries or attacks of bursitis.
Avoid activities that include repetitive movements of any body parts whenever possible. (uh...like running, walking, biking, etc...?)
Lamans Terms:
Imagine you have a water ballon protecting sharp parts of your joints from other parts of your body and they bursts open no longer protecting....ok, stop imagining 'cause it hurts.
On the Left Hip:
Hip Labral Tear
The labrum is a type of cartilage that surrounds the socket of ball-and-socket joints. A labrum is found in both the shoulder and the hip joint. The labrum forms a ring around the edge of the bony socket of the joint. It helps to provide stability to the joint by deepening the socket, yet unlike bone, it also allows flexibility and motion.
degenerative tear is a chronic injury that occurs as a result of repetitive use and activity. Degenerative labral tears can be seen in the early stages of hip arthritis.
speaking of arthritis...
that showed up in both hips.

fun stuff huh?
was I surprised?

I knew that all three of these were options.
I knew they were the #'s 1-3 options.
I had NO IDEA that I could have ALL THREE.

So, I was shocked to hear I had all three but not shocked at what the three were.
If that makes any sense at all.

I cried a few tears of relief that there were answers for my pain as I left but I'm in good spirits.
Sort of. Mostly.  As much as I should be.

Next step: onto an orthopedic surgeon.
some of this is steroid shot worthy, some of this is surgery worthy but there's possibly another MRI with different focuses and more opinions from the orthopedic on treatment in my future.

I can't call to make that appointment until later today or tomorrow.

tally ho.


Erika C. said...

WOW! I'm not sure what all of that means...except I remember you saying some of those words when you were explaining it to me! Keep me posted!

Liz W. said...

Well, at least now you know what name to give it. You can put a check in that catergory, now moving on to the next steps....

EM said...

Oh my, Holly! That really sucks! Especially since you like running so much (I have no idea how a person can love running so much, it is not in me that's for sure). What other sports can you do that would be less repetitive or stressful on your hips? Is swimming an option? Cause if you take up swimming I just know you'll do like the English Channel or something huge, because that is the kind of person I've come to know you as, out here in bloggy land. You can, and do, do everything in a big way! I know this is a bummer to you, but I also know you will find a way around it, you will find God through it, and you will inspire others because of it! Wishing you well, and praying for your pain to pass in whatever miraculous way it might.

Courtney said...

i want to say something fun and encouraging but it really makes me want to cry. ugh.