So after a long week of waiting, the MRI results are in and we know….nothing. The good news is that they didn’t see anything alarming and I’ve been cleared to run while we figure this all out. The bad news is, no one seems to have an explanation for my sky-high cobalt and chromium levels. The MRI showed bursal fluid and that’s it. What that means, I’m not sure, but it doesn’t have any surgeons sharpening their scalpels, so I’ll call it good. The physician’s assistant I talked to today said my orthopedist wants to take a watch and see approach, repeating blood tests and MRI in 6 months. That is, however, a long time to be hanging out with a potential carcinogen coursing through my veins, so at my request the dude himself will be calling me either this weekend or Monday to chat more about it. In the meantime, I decided it was time to bring my oncologist to the party, since we don’t know this is a hip-only thing now. He will be calling me as well. Hopefully somebody can figure this puzzle out! I always thought being mysterious sounded sexy, but I’m not really liking it right now.
Thank you all for the positive thoughts, well wishes and prayers! Hopefully this is just a speed bump on the marathon course of my health journey. I will, of course, keep you all posted as things come up, but it sounds like this is something that won’t be quickly resolved, so don’t worry if you don’t hear from me. Just know that any rhythmic thumping you hear is just my head against the wall (it’s ok, I have a hard head!). Gotta work on that whole patience thing… But first, I’m going for a run 🙂