Wish I had taken time to kill that special chicken and read it's entrails!!! I was not prepared for the Ides of March and neither was Mary-E....
Good news no AVN in the joints. It is in the shin bone. Rare and unusual place for it to be.... Of course.
Avascular necrosis (AVN), also called osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, or ischemic bone necrosis, is a condition that occurs when there is loss of blood to the bone. Because bone is living tissue that requires blood, an interruption to the blood supply causes bone to die. If not stopped, this process eventually causes the bone to collapse.
Long-term use of these inflammation-fighting drugs, either orally or intravenously, is associated with 35% of all cases of nontraumatic AVN. Although the reason for this is not completely understood, doctors suspect these drugs may interfere with the body's ability to break down fatty substances. These substances collect in the blood vessels -- making them narrower -- and reduce the amount of blood to the bone.Great. Damn it.... Damn it.... Damn it.... I had this. Next step upper body MRI to see if there are any more surprises. Meet with the only guy on the West Coast that will touch a Bone Marrow Patient. They will remove the damaged part and then drill into the bone to make it grow more and then I am jumping off a bridge.
It is so bad I have agreed to travel to Wisconsin and help my sister and sister-in-law relocate to Albuquerque New Mexico in the summer.
Etu Brute......Did you ever notice this was the only phrase in Latin in the Bard's play?