Ongoing Saga, Hip Replacement
Last updated: September 2021
Hi all, so as I have stated previously I was seeing a surgeon on August 5th. She was very nice, but right to the point.
The waiting game & RA
She said it would be 2 years before she would be able to do surgery on me. But, with the pain she could see from me walking using my walker, that I won't be able to wait that long.
She has referred me to a colleague in Toronto. The referral has gone through, and I have the Dr's name but still waiting.
I have had to resort to using my walker in the house now as the pain is worst and my hip can give out. Sometimes I feel like I want to cut my leg off above the hip.
Managing rheumatoid arthritis pain
I am supplementing my pain med with Tylenol throughout the day and Tylenol Arthritis for nights. I do not take narcotics and don't want to.
I should be starting on Rinvoq very soon. I don't know but hopefully this might help some with my hip and leg pain.
I know there are many of you that have gone through this so I am not alone.
Thank you for understanding.
Blessings and Prayers
Have you struggled to afford your RA medications?