Newly diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis
I was just recently diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis. I’ve been having hip pain since end of November. The strongest pain meds I’ve been given is naproxen. I have been lucky in the sense that my PCP took me seriously from the start, did X-RAYS showing the Avascular Necrosis. Sent me to a Orthopedic Surgeon who let my husband go with me to appointments as I have had numerous traumatic surgeries. ( when on the phone making the appointment, I started crying because I am scared). He scheduled me for MRIs of both hips. Before that appointment I took a nosedive in front of my boys two younger, one older. Freaked them out, freaked myself out all while having to not because I had to Mommy and reassure them. When alone I called the orthopedic office and crying told them something was extra wrong with my left hip that something was happening and I didn’t know what to do. She moved my MRI up to less than a week and my follow up with the surgeon a couple days after that. In less than a month somehow the entire left bone was essentially gone.
I never thought it could happen so fast.