Hip, Hip, Hoo… ow!

  • Posted on August 30, 2005 at 8:48 pm

So, I broke down and called to make a doctor’s appointment today. I’ve been having pain in my left hip joint on and off for a couple of weeks. I’m fairly sure it’s bursitis (swollen bursa sacs in the joint – the bursae help lubricate the joint, I think), as I was diagnosed with that back in high school. I’ve had problems in the past on the 4-hour car ride to my parents’ house and it used to set in around hour 3. The doctor told me before that I could take a mega-dose of four 200mg tablets of ibuprofen before the ride to help keep the pain at bay. I figured I had it licked when I didn’t have any pain on the way up to Connecticut.

The past couple of days were okay, until… youch! There it was, starting before lunch and lasting most of the day. Now, you have to understand that I have three strikes against me for developing a problem in my hips. I’m a side sleeper (yes, I know I should sleep with a pillow between my knees, but that kinda hinders the snuggling process a tad :wink:), I cross my legs when I sit – left over right AND I’m a computer programmer by day and a stitcher by night, so I sit on my behind all day.

Anyway, we’ll see what the doctor says. I’m sure I need more exercise, but when I have trouble just standing up at times, it’s tough to make myself walk normally and DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) is right out. I’m glad that I was able to get in with the P.A. on Friday. I like her a lot, as she helped me deal with my migraines by getting me into physical therapy for my neck and shoulders and giving me the prescription that will knock out the bad ones once they’ve started.

But, I digress. And I need to get off of the computer for the night. Those models aren’t going to stitch themselves (fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it :lol:)!

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