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Re: still trying to decide

From: denise@weblnk.net
Date: 07 Jan 2000
Time: 00:06:27
Remote Name: 208.150.96.180

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Hi,

I read your letter,I just want to say I started have pain in my Groin area in September of 99. Went to the doctor and they told me I have arthritis. They gave me vioxx and pain killers and sent me home. The pain was starting to get worst and I went back. The did a bone scan and it showed the AVN. I Then went for the MRI and it showed AVN in both hips. My doctor told me the same thing that I was too young to have A THR. So he sent my MRI to dukes hospital to see if I am a good candidate for a Fibular Graft. Now since september my pain has gotten 5 times worst. I am on Crutches and the pain is still bad. I have not heard from Dukes as of yet, I have to go back to the Ortho on Wednesday and if I haven't heard from Dukes by that time I am going to tell him to lets go and do the THR because this is no life. I am only 42 years old, and I do not want to live everyday in pain, and taking pain meds. I am a young single woman and I want to live my life like a you single 42 year old should. Going to bed at night in pain and waking up in pain is no life. If he won't do the surgery, find another doctor.

Denise

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