2010-08-30

Up & Down

My physio appointment on Friday was very interesting. Jo-anne, my therapist, had discussed my hip with the other therapists there and they came to the conclusion that (from what I described) it is possible that I have a loose piece of something floating around in the joint that impinges on it's mobility etc. So, she wrote a letter for me to give to my Dr. asking to get an MRI or a CAT scan done. YES! Thank you! I almost had to twist her arm to get her to give me the order for physio (which I then discovered I didn't need) and she just brushed me off when ever I mentioned something else is wrong with the hip than just arthritis. So, I'll be off to the Dr. in just a little bit.

In the meantime, Jo-anne pulled and twisted my leg... and I can walk! It's like a miracle! So, she is going to teach a friend of mine how to pull and twist, so that I can continue to walk after the 6 (yes - SIX) appointments are done. The city is so lacking in facilities & personnel that an MRI appointment may take up to six weeks and who knows how long it may be before I can actually get anything done if they find anything.

The acupuncture was interesting, the first needle she put between my toes, she hit a reflex point and my whole lower leg jerked, then it just hurt, so once she was done with the rest, she had to reposition that one. I am not sure if it helped any, this was after the pulling and twisting, so who knows.

My weekend was up and down though... my hip would be great for a long time, then it would just start to act like it had before, not supporting me etc. A few minutes of that and it would be fine again for a bit, then not, then fine, then not. I think the worst part was the getting into and out of my friends truck, just enough twist to aggravate the joint. But I was always able to walk it off! I am so happy!

Have a great (mobile) day all.

15 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Yay for the walk it off. Not so yay for the floaty bit. I hope you find out soon what it is and can get it sorted.
Meanwhile, I'm glad the pull and twist works.

Frank Baron said...

Glad you're managing all right, Reb. I hope you get the tests done soon and they find something that's easily fixable. Fingers crossed here.

messymimi said...

This is wonderful news.

I hope your friend gets the hang of everything easily, so you can walk well until the MRI and treatment for whatever it is.

kcinnova said...

It all sounds so painful! So are there times when your leg just gives out on you because of your hip?

Hooray for finally getting the consult to get an MRI/CT scan done. In the meantime, if the twist and pull works, that is wonderful! (I'm not going to think about needles near anyone's toes.)

Reb said...

Leah, I just hope it is something they can fix.

Frank, from your lips, er, fingers...

Messymimi, thanks. So do I.

Karen, yes, that's what it does alright. Along with hurting and then shooting pain all the way to my toes sometimes. Thanks, hopefully it won't be a long wait.

Jay said...

Well I'm glad the twisting and pulling and stabbing worked. haha

the Bag Lady said...

Glad to hear the twist and pull helps, and that you may have something they can fix. Happy mobility!

Reb said...

Thanks Jay, me too!

Sis, I want it done now! I am so happy to be walking though without the gimp, that I think I can wait.

Scott Oglesby said...

I’m so sorry, I can’t even imagine how much that must suck.

I hope that they at least have you on some good, strong pain meds?

I think I'm getting arthritis in my hip as well...

David Cranmer said...

I've always been intrigued with acupuncture. Would you do it again?

Dianne said...

I'm glad it's manageable and that you're happy :)
you deserve to be happy

thanks for the wonderful comment about the choir
I wish I could sing outside of my shower

Hilary said...

The absence of pain is a wonderful thing. I wish you much more of that.

Reb said...

Scott, yes, it does rather. Sadly I am allergic to most of the strong painkillers. For yourself, keep active and I hope it's not arthritis.

David, yes, I think I will. Other than a slightly off placement, you don't feel them.

Dianne, thank you. I'm just sorry that they can't manage yours :(

Hilary, thanks. If I had a day when nothing at all hurt, I don't know what I would do with myself ;)

Janet said...

I'm so glad things are looking up!

Reb said...

Thanks Janet, me too ;)