I am now waiting on an MRI arthogram appointment for my right (post op) hip to see what gives. I will then see what the radiologist and my consultant say. If it is obviously scar tissue, then the course of action is simple, well, simple if I forget the fear of surgery and nightmare of childcare! If its not scar tissue, then.... then I'll cross that bridge when I come to it - huh, get me all Yoda!!
I also want a second opinion, either way, to make absolutely sure retrovertion of the acetabulum is not an issue, as I still obviously have concerns and feel I need that answered clearly, absolutely and NOT finger in the windly!!!
I need some resolution and I need it soon. I have had this diagnosis a year now (though symptoms coming up for almost 7) and I was pretty sure when the diagnosis was handed out to me by that by last Christmas, 09, that it would all be behind me (both hips)... but not one hip is resolved as yet, SUPER disappointing!
So, lets see what this MRI/A brings.
Also a tip, there are different strengths of MRI scanner, they ARE NOT all the same at all. They are measured in tesla strengths and that determines the level of detail which can be seen.
0.3T - might as well take your clothes off and ask them to see through you!
1T - average
3T - best
I was scheduled a scan with a 1T MRI at the Yorkshire Clinic and have cancelled and phoned around the country and found a 3T MRI scanner. Ironically its not in a private hospital, or far away, but at Chapel Allerton, an NHS hospital in Leeds.
I am doing all I can to get that an appointment here, but its not easy as I am a private patient, but Bupa won't cover this NHS hospital, despite its superior facilities.
I had to explain all this to my GP, who I lost within the first sentence discussing the pros and cons of 1 verses 3 tesla MRI field strengths, God only knows what she writes in my notes nowadays?!
Anyway there's a lot to be said for determination and I figure no more messing about and no ones sticking a needle injections into my hip socket again for anything less than a 3T scanner!
Good luck hippies, the saga DRAAAAGGGS on as so often these hip-mares do!