The anaestethetic/corticosteroid injection relieved the worst of the pain in my hip. Didn't even feel the shot go in, just the fluid getting pushed through. It's temporary relief but so needed. I had a few functional hours (yay, grocery shopping and cleaning), and was able to get a little much-needed sleep. The radiologist told me there was no need discontinue NSAIDs for an injection (which means I made myself miserable for nothing and my PCPs office did squat.) Started on diclofenac when I got home and am already noticing an improvement. From now on, they can try to pry my anti-inflammatory out of my cold dead hands.
Anaesthetic is wearing off, so now the waiting and seeing starts as to whether there will be lasting relief. The first steroid injection didn't help, so they used twice the dose this time. From the sounds of the ortho this is the only option left to manage my hip pain, so I'm anxious as heck.
Anyone here with any miracle stories to share? I know I already tried to crowdsource info on this here, but would appreciate any additional feedback and support. This has to work. It has to. It's yuppy stuff, but I'm trying to focus on positive thinking and sending "good energy" to my hip. How do you pass the time when you're trying to keep things light and keep your mind off the pain?
Despair. Darkness. Hopeless. Ending. IS there really a point to anything? Seriously, there's a deadline and it'll be here one way or another and there's nothing I or anyone can do about it. So what's the point really? I can strive to find some "happy" place. But how long will that last? And even if I do, it's all for naught anyway. The universe is really f'ed up if you ask me. I would've done...
I was diagnosed with complex ptsd a couple of years ago due to domestic abuse. I was with my abuser for 11 years. I left him almost 4 years ago and I still deal with the stuff in my head. Anxiety and panic attacks. Nightmares I don’t trust struggle with relationships real bad. Just want to feel and be normal again. Thanks for listening.