Pluto In Capricorn: Avascular Necrosis

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!

38 thoughts on “Pluto In Capricorn: Avascular Necrosis”

  1. I’m sorry to hear what you’re going through Elsa. I really admire the perspective you have with your current health challenges.

  2. You’re funny! Run your mouth, lol. Well, it’s always interesting reading this blog, plus you have quite a few very good insights. Good luck with the surgeries, and quick healing to you!!!

  3. It’s good that the problem has been finally identified!
    It is a blessing to be able to respond well to treatment too.
    Wishing you the best for your treatment, surgery and recovery in the next months.

  4. Oh My! I was diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis back in 1982. I was 28 years old. I had been given Prednisone for a misdiagnosis previously. Doctors figured that was what caused it, even though I had only been on for 10 days. I have it in my shoulder and hip joints and have lived with it for almost 40 years. The drs. back then suggested medication for the pain and eventual joint replacements. I did neither. I left the traditional medical world back then and studied homeopathy and everything else I could get my hands on that did NOT involve drugs. I’ve tried to eat healthy, keep my weight down, etc….I had alot of anger at that time towards the medical world, doctors etc….but have learned to give that up and have changed my attitude totally. I wish you the best. There are many different solutions to any problem. I’m curious what surgery your dr. is recommending?

  5. This is PROGRESS!! Very good news.

    “When the diagnosis is correct, the healing begins.” ~ (I forget who)

    Good information means better options. I really hope he can come up with something that is a permanent improvement if not outright cure. So glad about this!

  6. You inspire me , Elsa! You have a way of being frank, yet sensitive to your fellow human beings. You are insightful and really do not deserve to be sick in my estimation, however, it is not for me to determine. I hope that my prayers, the blessing and good wishes of all on this site, and the love of your marvelous husband will sustain you and help you get well.We need your continued astrological help and insight for many more years!

  7. Yeah for finally getting answers! It means moving forward and onward! And having a great doctor! Is the scoliosis off the table now? (((Elsa)))

  8. It’s wonderful that you’ve finally got a solid diagnosis to work from with your doctors. I wish you healing!

    Would you be willing to share what aspect you have natally between Saturn and Neptune?

    I have the quincunx (Saturn Rx in Aries in the 8th to Neptune in Scorp in the 3rd), which is involved in eight different yods, and I think it’s a big reason why life has seemed like such a struggle.

    Thank you and best to you, Elsa.

  9. All the best with this and educating people! Happy you have a solid diagnosis and good doc.I had the H1N1 flu virus in the 2009 pandemic when transititing saturn conjuncted mars in virgo in third house squaring mercury. It was tough but I came out the other side with better infrastructure / toughened immunity for that module of the body. Like you said at least saturn transits are something you can face, be mature and get rid of the flaky and replace with solid new backbone /spine. Glad the doc is an ex engineer. Tighten up and strengthen the body/engine. Sincere well wishes and speedy recovery too.

  10. That’s good news that you got past that obstacle and have a smart DR.(with foglights). What you said about having a Saturn/Neptune challenge caught my attention because I have been dealing with a serious condition for years and the DR’s are baffled. I have Saturn square Neptune.

  11. Oh my good gosh – frick – Elsa. If there were ever any doubt that you had a heavy duty steel core… done, and done.
    You did say, you plan to keep running your mouth (which I very much hope means also writing online too)???
    Good God. Saint, you, eventually. The Vatican will have to scramble themselves to make it fit their criteria, but, I know they’ll have to, because, that’s what you’re already doing (acting as saints do, and have done, previously). Of course, the process for determining will officially only start after your demise. But you know, the prayer where we recognize “the community of saints”? I’m sure as anyone can be, huge numbers of saints recognize you as a kindred person.
    Weird reply, hah? Nevermind, anyone who wants to.

  12. Congratulations for your amazing morale despite all the turbulences your physical body has you going through. You are quite a model for your readers.

  13. I’m so sorry, Elsa. Sending up some prayers for you. I had this happen to my ankle in my mid 20’s due to a misdiagnoses of an aviator’s crack. (Broke both my ankles about 1 year apart. one healed, one died and destroyed all remaining cartilage in that joint.)Doctor didn’t believe it was broken because it didn’t show up o an xray, though I swore it was. I’ve had multiple broken bones before so I know what it feels like. Only bone scan and MRI will show an aviator’s crack in center of the bone. Long story short, I’ve had 3 surgeries on it over a period of years
    The first, a total cadaver ankle bone/cartilage transplant, which was very new and cutting edge a the time. It was a 6 hr surgery plus a long recovery process (almost 6 months before I could walk on it again), but other than needing a small bone graft to an area that didn’t fuse, was completely successful. I also had hardware removed at a later date due to irritation. That was almost 15 years ago. The procedure I had done was pretty experimental and ankle does not have good blood supply (options are limited) so not a long lasting fix, but bought me a decade as I wait for a new surgery. My surgeon has told me to hang in there and be patient, as new discoveries are being made each day. Anyway, long story short, hang in there! You’re not alone! And good luck!

    1. Thanks, emme. My MRI is this morning. I’m interested to hear what what the plan is! I do know they’ve made a lot of progress. Sounds like you’ve been through hell.

      1. It wasn’t easy. It took about 7 years to get the diagnosis, which came as a total shock. At the time of the surgery I was raising a baby and married to an abusive husband. My two theme songs in life seem to be “It’s a Hard Knocks Life” (from Annie) followed by Chumbawumbas “I get knocked down, but I get up again…” (That and maybe “Titanium” by Sia. Lol)Good luck on your MRI! I hope all goes well for you.

  14. It’s good news to have a possible diagnosis. It had to be something rare. Best wishes for your future health.

  15. Best wishes for your recovery, Elsa.
    I have never heard of this illness before and judging by some comments here, it seems that it is often diagnosed with difficulty.
    Many prayers will be sent your way.

  16. I got this wonderful feeling about you
    And your astrological DNA!
    I think there is a set of stars full of magical powers that were born for you!So find your summer moment
    And watch above as their magic
    Sprinkles all over you!

  17. Like I often say to my mother, Elsa, you’re a medical marvel! Seriously, all the luck and healing in the world to you now you’ve found some answers. Someone once said to me, it’s the rusty nail that always hangs on the longest. I like that humble and true analogy, the spirit is often way stronger than the body.

  18. Wishing you well with what you’ve learned from your tests. Sending loving thoughts and much gratitude for all the experiences you share as you have them. All the very best, Elsa.

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