Still waiting for relief

Jennifer Kuykendall - danjen22@cox.net

Support Needed!

In March 2001 I started to ache whenever I sat . . . it became increasingly worse: after steroid injections, electronic stimulation therapy, MRIs, CAT scans, x-rays - bone scans. You name it, I've probably tried it.

I finally got to the point where I looked forward to surgery. My surgeon hadn't performed this kind of surgery in 3 years but I had run out of options. After removing as much bone as humanly possible I was hoping the worst was behind me ( no pun intended).

Two months later I was back in the hospital for another surgery to clean out infection. Drains were left in this time and I am really hoping my nightmare is almost over. The drains were taken out (OUCH), and it has been less than two weeks since my surgery.

I feel a small comfort knowing I am not alone.

Updated 2002-09-08

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