Yesterday I had written about the diagnosis for my bone pain in the hip area. I went to the orthopaedic doctor and he has given me three options:
- Grin and bear the pain until I can
- Undergo a major surgery involving four days of hospitalisation, four weeks of rest and six months for complete recovery
- 'Try' an injection that may or may not work, has to be injected in the Operation Theatre, and if it works, can give me relief for a couple of years
Mysteriously, the pain has reduced almost instantaneously! :-)
On a serious note, I am planning to see my nephrologist this evening to get his thoughts on this. I really don't want to go through a major surgery at this point. For dialysis during the four days of vacation in the hospital, I would need to be taken on a stretcher in an ambulance to a dialysis centre!
My initial thoughts: bear the pain until I have absolutely no other option. Then go for the big surgery so that it is a 100% solution.
I might change my mind of course. After all, I am about as indecisive a Libran as you will ever find.