Back in June, Colleen had an appointment with the orthopedist. This was during her terrible medication withdrawal period, so the actual appointment did not go well at all. After X-rays we’re taken or her hips and back, the doctor noticed some wear on one side of her hips. She asked if there was popping, and of course, my heart sank because I had noticed it quite a lot. I even told Colleen she was too young for that.
Actual exam is where the appointment fell apart, and Colleen screamed the rest of the time. Whether because her hip really hurt or part of the medication issues…or both. I don’t know. She has a follow up in December, but every time her hip pops, I panic. What does this mean for her future? She’s been doing so well and getting stronger, but will it be hindered by hip issues.
This is something I’m hoping others can share their experience with. I’m so sad for her, and praying that it’s not extremely painful at the moment.