I’ve been talking about becoming crippled for the last three years. Yesterday, I saw my fourth orthopedic surgeon in this time frame. I’m pretty sure I’ve finally been diagnosed.
It turns out I most likely have avascular necrosis. It’s a dead (Pluto) bone (Capricorn). How’s that for textbook astrology?
The diagnosis will be confirmed by MRI but I don’t think there’s a lot of mystery about it; the doctor could see the problem on the x-ray which indicates it’s pretty advanced. I’m pretty sure I have it in two places and hope it’s not worse than that!
I’ve also written about being one of those people who can’t get properly diagnosed. This is a phenomenon I chock up to the strong Saturn/Neptune energy in my chart. I’ve just got to go to doctors over and over and and over until someone figures it out. It’s such a relief when it finally happens.
On the upside, I invariably respond well to treatment and my doctor is a bonafide genius. He was an engineer before he became a surgeon. He also tested in the top 1% in his medical exams. I don’t think I could do better.
People get this from heavy drinking (I don’t) or corticosteroids (I don’t take). It’s associated with Lupus as well, which I do have.
A lot of people with Lupus take corticosteroids. It’s unclear to me if there is a connection independent from the drug use. The doctor is calling it idiopathic which is consistent with the Saturn Neptune business. In whatever case, I will be having surgery and probably more than once.
I feel all right about this. I’ve been saying something was rotting out for years now. I’m not surprised by the diagnosis. I am surprised there is a diagnosis!
This is going to wind up being my Saturn transit to my Mars and Mercury in Libra. I won’t be able to run around for awhile, but I should still be able to run my mouth so I’m relieved about that!