I began having hip problems last September. I was told I needed total hip replacement on the left side and core decrompression on the right side. But before any surgery could happen, had to be free of any and all infections. This required a surgery for Crohn's Disease related fistula infection. I had the fistulotomy on New Years eve and had suffered from Bradycardia where my heart rate slowed to 30 BPM several times over a couple of days. This is thought to have occurred due to overdose of pain medications in the recovery room. Once cleared for hip surgery, I came out of recovery with tremendous knee pain which continues today on the left side. After seeing the hip surgeon, he ordered an MRI of my knee which shows "a small fullthickness
chondral defect of the posterior articular surface of the lateral femoral condyle as well as possible posterior horn of the medial meniscus tear at the root ligament". He also ordered an MRI on my back, which I have had 3 previous spine surgeries at the L4-L5 area. The MRI showed, "lumbar spine demonstrates grade 1 anterior spondylolisthesis but otherwise stable". I have not had a pain free day since last September. I am depressed, exhibiting signs of mild OCD and maybe PTSD as I keep thinking about the medical response team sent in for the Bradycardia after the fistulotomy. I don't feel like going out of my home and feel the world is closing in on me. I do not function like I used to and when I try, I either end up in a great deal of pain and quit what I was doing or give up and have an angry outburst. I am lost and don't know where to turn, I don't know if any or all of this would qualify for SSDI, but I know I cannot function the way I am now.