Sort of... I'm back from our Washington DC vacation and it was awesome, I took somewhere in the vicinity of 1200 pictures.
I got to do the rally, convention, sightseeing, friend glomping (I miss you already Winde!!!!) and all of it while hurting like a son of a bitch.
I mean BAD hurting. The "Please put a bullet between my eyes and end my suffering" kind of pain. In my right hip and lower back. It started when I was walking on the first day and got progressively worse. The longer I walked the worse it kept getting.
Now I knew my back was messed up from a myriad of car accidents over my lifetime. But this was not my normal pain, this was my pain on steroids. And my Right hip I could feel bones grinding, literally.
I just got back from the doctor. I suspected Arthritis.
YUP. I thought so, she confrimed it.
But, the "You're shitting me" news... I also apparently have degenerative bone disease. She's going to confirm her diagnosis with a specialist and is sending me over to an orthopedic surgeon.
But she was looking at my x rays and flat out said "This would be fairly normal for an 80 year old women with osteoporosis. You are 40... this is very concerning."
Fuck, fuck, fuckity fuck fuck.
Well at least now she freaking believes me when I say I am in PAIN 24/7 on a GOOD DAY. The kind of pain that no over the counter pain pill touches worth a damn. Unless I swallow unhealthy amounts ... which I can't because of my liver and kidney issues. I can't tank up on Tylenol (liver) or Ibuprofen/Aleve (Kidneys).
So I have some of the good crap now to tide me over until I can get into the ortho.
I'll carry on like I always do. Nothing else I can do.