Did I mention that I’m feeling WAYYYYY older than I usually feel? My left hip is currently hurting me more than my left knee– that’s saying a lot!! Okay, yes, I get cortizone shots in my left knee every three months (abating the inevitable knee replacement) but I can’t do that with my left hip.
After the MRIs and X-rays, it was determined that it has two years or whatever my pain tolerance can take before there is a hip replacement needs to be done. Cortizone shots can’t be done for a hip without putting the patient completely out and being in debilitating pain for some two to seven days after– hmm, sounds vaguely like what would result from a hip replacement. I’ve got to plan to have this thing taken care of sooner rather than later, however, since my pain tolerance is less than it used to be but also because the GRINDING is getting to me. And, while we don’t have any big trips planned like last summer (ahhh, remember Paris?), we will eventually and I’ll want to do silly things like WALK a lot and stuff!