TWISTED

   I’ve talked about my hip issues for a while. My visit to the doctor earlier this week was kind of surreal. Apparently the pain , especially on the right side is caused from my pelvis twisting and not in a great way. I can only guess what has caused my hips to have this issue but that isn’t really important.

My options are PT, core/palates, or an ultra sound guided shot into my hip joints. PT is out because I simply DO NOT have the time.  I’ve had a couple of shots in my hip and they hurt like hell, so the idea of going to a specialist to receive another shot, deeper than the previous ones is also out. I don’t tolerate steroids at all. It throws me off-balance and brings out the worst in me. It’s something I’m not going to put myself through.

I’m left with core and palates training. This is supposed to help because it will engage my large back muscles and tighten them up. This should help with the pain and to keep my pelvis from twisting and it’s supposed to help relieve the pain I’m in daily.

They say you get used to hurting and since I can only take extra strength tylenol by choices are limited. I can’t take nsaids (motrin, aleve etc…) because I have no stomach acid to break them down since the gastric bypass. Most of the time I can deal with it but there are days when it gets a little out of hand. These days I only take pain meds when absolutely necessary and that usually just makes the pain tolerable.

I have no problem putting in the work to get things working the way they should. I don’t ever want to have to deal with a hip replacement. I’ve known too many people who’ve had things replaced and they have never fully recovered and live with as much pain as before.

I’ve just hit my prime and have no intention of stopping some of the things I really enjoy more than I’ve ever done so before.

Yeah, it’s a pain that I’m going to use every alternative treatment I can find to get some relief and not have it dominate my world. One of the big things I’ve learned this year is to really take care of myself. To relax – which is much easier now that the kids are almost grown. I refuse to live the second half of my life in pain, in a bad mood or waiting for things to change.

I’m a big believer in that if you don’t take care of yourself you can’t possibly enjoy life. Eventually you will succumb to the aches and it’s hard to be happy when you’re fighting pain.

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