Well kind of, it’s a pre op date, and hip workshop date and they are far sooner than I ever imagined. It’s for the 15th November this year!!
I believe before this though, I need the 3d CT scan and that sending off to Switzerland to be made from a 3d printed model. So it’s all go go go.
Weirdly I assumed I’d have at least 5mths to 1yr for this process, so maybe that registrar really meant 4mths for the whole process?
I got this date 4 days after my appointment at the ROH which blew me away. Usually I don’t hear from them for 3mths before any dates.
So it’s pre op, so ECG and height and weight checks, probably bloods too. Hoping by then I can confirm I have RA or tell them it’s just OA (RA rheumatoid arthritis, OA osteoarthritis) as this will affect medication allowed and treatment plans.
The hip workshop I’m not entirely convinced I need, this isn’t my first hip rodeo. My couch allows a seat at 90degrees (why we bought it) my bed is high too. I already have perches, bath boards, crutches and grabber. But I will go as required and see what they say.
I’m 49 weeks post hip arthroscopy and embarking on a new journey. It’s been 9 and 8 weeks since steroid injections in hip and CMC joint. And since then I’ve fallen over onto my outstretched hand (left one) I use with a walking stick. This seriously hurts, landed heavily on my left knee, which hurt more at the time, but now it’s 3 days old it’s only tender to touch. Unlike wrist, which feels worse now.
So I’m feeling a tad stupid for falling and hurting myself, I can only hope I fix soon and can use my walking stick on Friday for Blackpool’s big switch on!!