Monday, October 01, 2007


The tests came back inconclusive. The doctor went through every test that they ran on me with Tim and I...and there were many. They tested me for gout, staph infection, rheumatoid arthritis, just plain arthritis, lupus, lyme disease, some muscle diseases, and so on. Everything came back normal other than the test that showed inflammation (no kidding). But I'm happy with inconclusive if that means they've ruled out some of the nasty things that it could be.

Each day my hip is slowly getting better. I'm moving more. I can go down stairs, but not up them quiet yet. Sitting up is getting better. I am driving now, but not without pain...pain from sitting and from moving my leg from the gas to the brake. And I walk with a limp (how uncool is that?). The silly part is I limp not because of pain but because of lack of mobility. The doctor think because each day is a little better that it's probably a viral infection in the joint. Oh fun!

I'm all hopped up on Ibuprofen (a major prescription dosage) to help with the inflammation cuz it's not really doing anything pain wise.


Kim said...

Oh man...sometimes inconclusive can drive you madd! Get feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't sound serious. Prescription ibuprofen is the same as OTC just time released so you don't have to take them as often.

Ashlee said...

I realize prescription ibuprofen is the same as over the counter. But he gave me a higher dosage in the prescription than what the OTC kind suggests. Plus if it's a prescription I can claim it on my benefits at work and get all my money back. OTC I can't.

I'm not 100% convinced that it's not (or wasn't) serious. I believe the inconclusive tests are a direct result of blessings, prayers, and fasting.

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Skye and Aaron said...

Good heavens. Sounds like me. I constantly have fluid on my knee, and i always get the same stupid inconclusive results! But i hope they're right and it's just a virus and it'll leave you alone! Fasting and prayer always helps!!!!! Glad to hear you're getting better!

Francis Family said...

Wow, asley you have had it rough lately! Good thing you are a tough girl~! I'm glad it all came back clear and hope you feel better quickly! Our thoughts are with you. Take care hun