Stable

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You would think that I could just go to appointments with a calm attitude. But, it doesn’t matter how often I go, my nerves are jittery. Just imagining the results of another test or a doctor’s comments fills my mind with too many thoughts.

I shouldn’t speculate, so on the drive over I prayed and trusted God. I felt peace as I arrived and hobbled up to the office. I was quickly taken to get x-rays of my ankle. We didn’t need to wait long in the patient room for the doctor to enter.

He hesitated to speak and I knew then that there wasn’t any improvement in the talus. That very important bone still showed signs of Avascular Necrosis. There wasn’t any healing in the fracture either. I told him that the pain was the same as my appointment six weeks ago.

He began to tell me what he recommended. The talus was stable; meaning it hadn’t collapsed. He told me that the surgery to replace the talus wasn’t the best option. There are only 2 years of recorded data following this operation, so he couldn’t tell me how successful it might be.

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;

I Peter 3:8

He offered me steroid injections, but I didn’t do that today. I know that steroid injections are not recommended for those of us with Ehlers Danlos. The injections cause damage to connective tissue and it happens even faster for the EDS patient. https://bit.ly/4c3ztuG

I asked him if this could be a forever problem. He said he hoped that it would heal somewhat, but it could be. So, I asked if the long-term plan is to try and manage the pain. He said it could be. So, I hobbled back to the car and came home.

I don’t want to end up with pain every time I walk, but I plan to do as much research as I can. The Ehlers Danlos Foundation might be able to help me with information about this particular injury. For now, I’ll accept that I’m hobbling with a brace and cane.

5 thoughts on “Stable”

  1. So glad to hear an update. Thanks for the reminder about steroids and EDS. Always good to remember for me as the steroid shots become a more and more frequent go to solution. Take care.

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