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Hip Shot

It's been a little over seven months since the last time I had a hip shot and I probably waited a month to long. This last month the idea of going ahead and getting the hip replaced was starting to look better and better. Hopefully, after the treatment today, delaying it at least another half-a-year or more will seem like a workable solution.

There was a different doctor working in the radiology department today. He was totally lacking in bedside manner. It wasn't that he was rude, he just was all business. I don't think he smiled the whole time. The doctor who gave me my last injection was talkative and friendly and explained every step.

The rest of the staff was extremely pleasant. The discharge nurse was downright giddy. Everyone was very nice, from intake through departure.

Now I am home and resting. I am supposed to give the medicine a chance to settle in around the joint before I resume normal activity. I also have to let the numbing agent where off before I try to use the leg much. As I didn't sleep well last night, resting shouldn't be a problem. There may even be some napping involved.

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Akshar wrote on December 11, 2015, 10:00 AM

You are right , a pleasant and friendly doctor makes us comfortable and relieved. Take rest and get well soon! emoticon :smile:

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 11, 2015, 10:05 AM

I hope the shot helps. A friendly doctor is a lot better but the business kind at least are efficient

markgraham wrote on December 11, 2015, 10:12 AM

Enjoy your naps. Do not overdo for that will mess up the hip medication but you know that.

VinceSummers wrote on December 11, 2015, 12:00 PM

I guess I'm just a hip dude. I do know I'm glad I don't have problem with MY hip. And while I do have some difficulty with my knee, it seems to be more arthritis than anything. I am sorry you're having issues.

lexiconlover wrote on December 11, 2015, 12:34 PM

Well hopefully this helps relieve some of the pain.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 11, 2015, 12:41 PM

I hope the shot gives you relief from pain. I kind of think I may need something like that. The top of my left leg does have pain at times ( it is too complicated to go into details here as to why my left leg is screwed up).

CoralLevang wrote on December 11, 2015, 12:43 PM

Oh, DW....I wish you the best with this procedure, and hope it gives you the much-needed (and desired) relief, before making the decision to go through the replacement surgery. It sounds like this is an imminent solution. Will be thinking of you today. Rest well.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 11, 2015, 1:21 PM

The doc I had for my first shot explained everything before he did and let me know exactly what he was doing the whole time. He even had a monitor turned so I could see what he was doing.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 11, 2015, 1:23 PM

I'll know in a day or two whether or not the shot is going to work. Right now I'm enjoying the numbing effects of the lidocaine.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 11, 2015, 1:25 PM

I plan on being more careful than I was after the last shot. I think it might have lasted longer had I not been so ambitious about proving to myself I could still do things.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 11, 2015, 1:26 PM

My hips are an inheritance from my mother's side of the family. Mom is having her left hip replaced next week. My problem is my right hip. We couldn't talk her surgeon into a two-for-one deal.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 11, 2015, 1:27 PM

I sure hope so. If not, I may be shopping for a new hip long before I want to.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 11, 2015, 1:28 PM

This is my second shot. The first one, last April, lasted over six months before the pain got persistent enough for me to feel I needed another shot. As long as the need for the shots stays six months or more apart, my doc won't bring up surgery unless I ask.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 11, 2015, 1:30 PM

Thanks for the positive thoughts. The surgery is inevitable but I'm trying to delay it as long as possible due to the danger of infection from being exposed to students on a daily basis.

WordChazer wrote on December 11, 2015, 2:21 PM

Napping? That sounds like a good idea after an image and a shot. Sleep well.

CoralLevang wrote on December 11, 2015, 3:06 PM

That's what you get for hanging out with the dirty, little hoodlums. emoticon :winking:

Paulie wrote on December 12, 2015, 3:19 AM

I forgot that you had a bad hip, so now I understand why you had the hip shot. I hope that it makes your hip better so that you can move around.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 12, 2015, 10:09 AM

I did manage to doze a bit, and last night had the best night's sleep I've had in weeks.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 12, 2015, 10:10 AM

It seems to have helped some, but the real test will be in a few days when the lube has had a chance to really infiltrate the joint. I'm hoping to get at least 6 or 7 months of relief like I did from the last shot.

markgraham wrote on December 12, 2015, 2:07 PM

WE men must always seem to prove ourselves some way. Just take more care in doing those things.

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