To help me keep track of all these appointments and maintain my health, I set up telehealth to monitor my heart failure symptoms. I am also screening for a psychiatrist to help me through this process, and finally, I scheduled weekly massages to prepare my muscles and mind for the surgery.
We have been talking about my hip for a year now. That’s because it took nearly 12 months for my leg ulcers to heal with a combination of monthly red blood cell exchanges, home nurses changing my bandages, bed rest, diet change, and sunlight. Unfortunately, while my leg ulcers were healing, my hip was deteriorating. It’s to the point now that I am immobile and my left leg (the side with the bad hip) is shorter than the right.