It’s been a journey I never want to take again. It’s been absolutely horrible this ordeal.
In August I slipped on our flooded tile floor when I came down stairs. The floor had flooded with an inch of water everywhere. When my foot slipped on the water I hydroplaned across the floor. My left leg went under the couch where it was pinned.
My leg swelled immediately. Thank goodness my husband was home to free me. The next day I went to the doctor thinking I had a sprained ankle. The doctor didn’t do much he said just take care and use pain meds. The xrays has showed NOTHING.
A few days later of screaming all day and night I went back. They did and MRI and found my femur was bleeding out due to a severe contusion and a femur hairline fractures.
2 months later I kept telling them my foot hurt and was swollen and I cried in pain and could not walk without crutches. He sent me to a orthopedic do not that also said I has a sprained ankle.
I went home crying and in pain.
2 months later I went back again because I couldn’t walk without pain. I went to a new orthopedic MD and he found I had 3 broken bones in my foot. For 4 months I’ve suffered and cried in pain. He put me in a cast and use a knee scooter.
The stress of all of this and and now the cast for a month has caused extreme stress in my body. I was so cold last evening and could not warm up. I shivered and tries to eat dinner but went to bed instead. I slept 13 hours and had 2 drenching sweat episodes.
I prayed please no, please dear lord, do not add a flare on top of this. Please dear lord I beg.
This last month going on 6 months now, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The cast comes off on Thursday. I have not been able to stay at my home due to the stairs and only the kitchen and living room is down stairs. So I have been staying with my mother. I miss my husband , I miss my cats, I miss my horses, i miss living my life. I miss my life.
I acquired AOSD in 2008. I have suffered so terribly and have found ways to help me regain my life. This my personal journal of this mystery illness to diagnosis. I hope that I can help others with my experience and information.