What Is ….

I found this one difficult 
Day 10 #HAWMC

WEGO Health writers challenge 

The question I get asked the most is:
So how is your knee feeling and how long did it take your knee to heal ? you look good.
I think to myself Huh?

There are days I get so frustrated by that question.

And other days I just laugh to myself because no matter how many times people ask and you explain to them , they don’t listen.

I’m not upset that I was given a compliment that I look 👀 good. 
But I’m frustrated at that comment you look good that I’m sure so many others experience the same thing when they have an invisible illness. 


I would love to just tell people what I really feel.

Like 

Thank you it only took me 2 hours today to get limber enough to venture out to the store, First I had preheat my knee with Thermo Care heat wrap so I could walk better, thanks to the Osteonecrosis in my knee , which many times through out my day feels as if I was hit with a lightning bolt and had to stop what I was doing.

Then had to do my stretching and core exercises so I could loosen up some from the spondylolithesis in my L5 S1 and the OA I have in several places in my other body parts. 
But there are times I explain what Osteonecrosis is or try to anyway , and I hear the reply oh yes my grandmother has osteoporosis and her medication are helping.

Ummm no , not even close I think to myself 
So I tell them what the difference is 
Osteonecrosis is a rare bone disease where you have a temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone and so the bone or joint area is dying. Which in time may cause the joint to collapse. People think well if you have dead bone you won’t have pain after all it’s dead right? Wrong the pain some days is so intense words can’t often describe it. 


I don’t have Osteoporosis  

But Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.

I have Osteonecrosis 

And they reply well you look great and I’m sorry you have arthritis, I have it in my hand to. 

That’s when I get a little pissed off but try to keep that to myself. 

I wish people understood that Arthritis is just a term.  

Arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for conditions that affect the joints and surrounding tissues. Joints are places in the body where bones come together, such as the knees, wrists, fingers, toes, and hips. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.Both are very different and many people don’t know that there are 100 various forms of arthritis.

There are days I get frustrated because I see so many people take advantage of their mobility, some are well and chose to be a couch potato.
I wish I could wash my walls again.The old fashion way climb the ladder vs getting creative.

(never thought I’d say that)

I guess since we look well it’s hard for others to comprehend that we are often in pain, limited on what we can do, and do things we have to do at pain levels most people would be in bed with their heads covered up. 

We get sick of going to Doctor after Doctor looking to feel even a little better. 
And of course one doctor doesn’t do all 

You have to see several 
So I hope I have answered your questions on Osteonecrosis and what the difference is . I would like if nothing else you learn to understand how I feel and not base it on how I may look. 

End

#HAMWC

#Osteonecrosis

#Spondy

#OA

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