Friday, October 23, 2009

Nicholas Brothers. Transient Osteoporosis And Pain.

My leg has been killing me. I've been limping around for a month. So I got an MRI today and the doctor said I probably have this rare disease called Transient Osteoporosis. It's a rare disease that effects men 30 - 60 years old and women in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

How random is that?

The good news is that it will cure itself. The bad news is that it could take a year and I'm in major pain. AND I can't exercise while I have it. AND I have to be on crutches or walk with a cane for at least a month. This sucks.

I guess I won't be dancing like the Nicholas Bothers for a while:

23 comments:

Kimmie said...

Aww, Zibbs! I'm sure you can find a sweet cane in the meantime. I'm sorry about your condition, that's really a shame. I'm glad it's temporary.

Kristine said...

At least you're not pregnant. That'd be way more awkward.
Speedy recovery, chap.

Dr Zibbs said...

Kimmie - I feel like the skull top walking stick post is coming back to haunt me but thanks.

Krisine - Thanks too.

Vic said...

I thought transient osteoporosis was something only hobos got.

Sorry to hear you're in pain, Z. A year's a long time - hopefully it'll clear up much earlier than that.

westchesterdead said...

Zibbs, that really blows. Sorry to hear that.

SkylersDad said...

Sorry to hear about you being in pain, but on the plus side, you get to rock the skull walking stick!

And... you get to order your minions around.

Mr. Condescending said...

Get a handicap parking permit!

Mr London Street said...

I can see you working the cane look - the Chaplin of blogland, perhaps. Or a TBY branded Zibber frame?

Zimmer. I meant Zimmer.

The Jules said...

A Dr with a cane eh?

Are you House?

John Young said...

There has _got_ to be a skull-tipped swordcane somewhere around. OR maybe just a silver-tipped walking stick.

Dr Zibbs said...

Wow - my readers care.

Peggy said...

So sorry to hear this Dr. Z...I felt so bad that I clicked on the Amazon Male Nurse Action Figure ad in your sidebar. Maybe you can use the money you get for that for vicodin!

ps...vicodin and vodka make for a lovely combo...so I've heard...

Dedene said...

Sorry to hear that you're in pain. But the upside is that it's temporary. Do the docs know what you can do to avoid it happening again?
Get some rest.

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks Peggy.

Dedene - once it goes away is supposed to never come back. Except in rare incidences it can happen on the other hip.

miss*H said...

surely being a Dr you should have self-diagnosed this ages ago? :)

And I can totally see you wirh a pimpin cane. The ladies love a man with a pimpin walk!

Dr Zibbs said...

Miss H - that's the angle I'm going with.

diane said...

Like the rest of the gang, I'm sorry for you zibbs.
Awesome video.

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks Diane.

H said...

Dang Zibbs...sorry to hear that. What a bizzaro disease to get. But then again I would expect nothing less. Hang in there. I'll be back to visit soon.

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks H.

Dawn said...

I just found out last month that I have this bizzare disorder too. I had a pregnancy then shortly after his birth got so much hip pain that kept me limping if I could walk.

How are you feeling now? Has your pain calmed down? Have you had any damage left by this disease?

Dr Zibbs said...

Dawn - hope you're feeling better. It took a few months but I'm 100% cured, no limp, no cane. It was really weird and I feel really fortunate that it wasn't a long time thing.

Dawn said...

Dr. Zibbs,

That is such a encouragement that you are healed! I am glad to hear you are no longer limping & using cane or in pain.

I was given pain meds & am using a cane. Doctor also put me on a Osteoporosis medicine hoping that will help too.

Thank you for replying & again I am happy you are healed!