Hi everybody! I am new to this group and will try to keep my story short ( ha ha ) to tell you how I got here.
I have Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency ( it is like Addison's disease for those of you who don't know) and I have been on steroids since 2008. They have done a number on my body...I broke my rt femur/hip in 2011..a stress fracture and had it surgically repaired ( the week of Thanksgiving actually). after a few months the doctors determined that it never healed so they planned on going back in to fix it. Five days before that surgery (Aug 15 2012) my left femur/hip broke...yup....so they repaired both at the same time and it was HELL ....2 weeks in the hospital 4 weeks in rehab and 6 weeks of horrible pain.
anyway, I will digress here...I was walking with a walker and driving in early Nov and was able to spend my mom's 83rd bday and thanksgiving with her...this was a blessing as she passed away suddenly Dec 5 2012.
2013 was a decent year...all things considered and then early 2014 was ok until it wasn't...I started having horrible pain in my left leg and it took 2 hospital stays to diagnose the AVN of my left hip....
I NEED a hip replacement but my surgeons wont do it unless I get off steroids..UGH this is the battle I am facing now..trying to get off steroids. I am at 7.5 mg/day from 10 mg/day and it is brutal. I am in constant pain and well, this is just very depressing to me.