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Monday, August 24, 2009

I've Got What? Where?

After having x-rays done in the ER a few weeks ago, I took the film to a follow-up with an orthopaedic specialist. Aside from what he was supposed to look at, he informed me of a little something more.

"How many children have you had?" He asked.

"Five." I'm thinking, what does that have to do with my tailbone?

"That would explain it," he said. "You have arthritis of the pelvis."
"I have what?" I asked. "Where?" My mother chimed in.

"Arthritis in your pelvis," he continued to explain, pointing at the skeleton. "Do you hurt there?"

"No!"

I was so discombobulated! (Wow, I've finally used this word in my writing.) I'm sure I had that WTH look on my face. I have that look right now, just writing about it. It is the result of having multiple births. The whole pelvic bone separating, yada, yada, yada. Whoda thunk?!

My Grand-daddy often complained about the Arthur boys riding his legs. I know of a few other places people have arthritis, but the pelvis? That's a new one!

I know a few people who talk excessively. You know, opening their mouths over, and over again. Will they one day have arthritis of the jaw? I'm just askin?

11 comments:

JenellyBean said...

Oh wow.

I plan to have 6 children, I wonder if I'll get that.

What did the Doc say needs to be done to treat it?

La'Tonya Richardson said...

Jenelly Bean,
You know, he didn't say anything about treating it! He went on to the matter at hand. And I just realized that.

Lee said...

I know LOTS of people who will have arthritis of the jaw...if they don't already!

Café Chick said...

Discombobulated? I am impressed!!

Wifey said...

Too funny. Not that you have it (sorry) but your post. This is a new one on me, too. Hope you feel better soon.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Chaotically Calm said...

LOL...not at you but the part about arthritis of the jaw. I feel for you about the arthritis thing in particular because I have early onset of osteo arthritis in my knees which made me have the WTH face when it was diagnosed.

Did the doc tell you that you can take cosimin and glucosomine supplements to help with pain?

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Arthritis of the jaw, now that is funny!

JenellyBean said...

Hey La'Tonya!

Now you have to go find out what needs to be done to prevent the pain.

I'm back from my cruise. You can go here ( http://jenellybean.blogspot.com/2009/08/around-world-in-50-years-bahamas-cruise.html) to read about day one of the trip.

JenellyBean said...

Hey La'Tonya!

Now you have to go find out what needs to be done to prevent the pain.

I'm back from my cruise. You can go here ( http://jenellybean.blogspot.com/2009/08/around-world-in-50-years-bahamas-cruise.html) to read about day one of the trip.

mr. nichols said...

Oh no. I'm sorry to hear about that. I have no idea what this means. And the doc didn't tell you how to treat it? That's crazy. I hope it works out. I'm glad you don't have any pain though. I just hope it's not doing any long-term damage.

@Lee "arthritis of the jaw" <--- that's classic.

Natural said...

hmm, now you got me thinking that's what i have. i doubt it though, but people's symptoms become mine. i'll stick with my sciatic nerve damage.

that must be painful.

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