15,5 months PO
My week of taking the recommended amount of Ibuprofen twice a day is over. Didn’t do anything.
I tried again, 12 minutes, on the Elliptical and paid for it. Falls in the category “felt good while I did it….”
Went for an easy walk in the park – payback again, about 4-5/10 pain in the joint, lots of pressure in the hip and the hip muscles in the groin are feeling like they are in some kind of spasm, on and off. It’s mostly when I am laying down.
So what’s the plan now? Not to lay down anymore, keep going like the Duracell bunny??
Why does my hip do okay for short distances (walking around in the house) but anything, just slightly strenuous, over 10 minutes will set it off? Very mysterious.
God knows this is not my first flare, I have had many in my three hip surgery recoveries, but the longest one was three weeks and then I got back into the game. This my fifth week now with this and I don’t see any improvement.
Exercises in the gym have come to a complete stop except for my walk in the park. I know it won’t be pretty afterwards but I need to get out.. it might not be ideal for the hip, but it’s good for the soul. Plus I am not the slave of my hip.
During the day I feel okay but there is always this kind of “shadow” looming over the hip.
I now called my doctor for an appointment and my assumption is, an MRI is upon the horizon, to get to the bottom of this.
A pretty safe way to know something is going on with my R hip is, when the other hip is unhappy too. My L is an operated hip as well and is sensitive to anything that’s out if the ordinary. My built- in alarm system, so to speak.
My L hip is wonderful and easy going, it takes quite a bit to upset it and if this goes off, then my ears go up.
For now I wait for my appointment next week and we’ll go from there.