I have arthritis in my hip. Until recently, the pain was better or worse depending on my activity level and the weather. Yes, the weather. I sound like an old granny, don’t I?
My doctor referred me to an orthopedic specialist in the hope a shot of cortisone would give me some relief. Although the condition of my hip would qualify, I am NOT ready to consider a hip replacement – maybe some time after retirement.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with the shot, so a friend kindly drove me to that appointment. The shot wasn’t bad…sort of like a hornet sting. In all honesty, wearing the ugly disposable shorts was more painful than the shot…those baggy navy blue shorts gave me flashbacks to the gym suits I was forced to wear in junior high and high school. Frightening!
The relief has been building for a couple days, and should peak today or tomorrow. Relief. I am very grateful to be moving with just a little soreness – around the injection site and somewhere behind the spot where my hip used to hurt quite a lot. Just soreness, not grinding pain. I am hopeful that this relief will last until insurance will pay for the next shot – in three months.