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Date: 24 Aug 2000
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
That's an interesting reason for nerve damage. I am no surgeon, but I did have a hip dislocation, while I was in the Army--its a long story, and this very evening I'm going in to the VA hospital, because the mysterious outburst of pain and stiffness in the once injured hip has me suspecting AVN--but anyhow--I had that same footdrop in my injured leg after surgery--it comes from damage to your siatic nerve, which basically runs thru your butt, over your hip, and down your leg. A good physical therapy program including eventual weight-bearing, will hopefully get it back. Mine recovered in about 4-6 months, but now I get to relive an experience I thought I'd outlived. I'm 26, and I feel like my 65 yr. old mom, hopefully the butchers at the VA can do something before I'm fired from my job, cause I eat a fistful of pills just to walk.
Take care, and do what the doctor's say--and what your body knows it needs. --Sean