I Have What?

So, for the past couple of weeks, my right hip has been clicking and popping and generally giving me a fit.  I was worried that my new exercise routine had caused a stress fracture (ok, ok…I’m staying away from google from now on) so I called and made an appointment with my PCP.

I went in yesterday and they weighed me (228 still  – yay!), took my blood pressure (110/70) and asked me my symptoms.  So, when the doctor comes in, he says, “So, your blood pressure is up.”  Um…up from a dead person, maybe, but other than that, its totally in line with what it should be.  Then he prescribed me Diovan.  Which I just got off of.  Yeah – I’m so not taking that.

Anyway, he finally gets to my hip pain – has me lay on the table, and proceeds to take my right leg and try to turn it into a pretzel.  Um, ow.  “Does that hurt?”

What gave it away?  That scream of pain?  Honey, if I could do that pose naturally, my husband would be the luckiest man in the world.

So, he pokes and prods some more (ouch…ouch ouch ouch…) and then tells me I have bursitis.

Now, at least it’s not a stress fracture.  But it is a pain in the butt.  Ha.

Immediately, he tells me he’s going to prescribe me motrin.  Which I can’t take.  People with newly engineered bionic stomach pouches can’t take NSAIDs.  I couldn’t take them even before surgery because they caused me to vomit.  So, then he wants to give me a cortisone shot.

Not happening.

I had a shot back when I was having knee issues – about 3 months prior to my surgery.  I did nothing for the pain, and caused my blood sugars to go to the 400s.  I literally had to take a day off from work last time I had a short.

So I declined.  He said, well, there’s not much more I can do except give you some exercises.  Um, that’s what gave me the bursitis to start with…LOL

So, now I’m banned from any strength training with weights for my lower body for 6 weeks.  No eliptical for 6 weeks.  I am not allowed to run (but am not allowed to run anyway because my knee is bone on bone).  I can swim, bike, walk, and do the prescribed therapy exercises.  And, and and and, I can use alternating ice and heat therapy.  If it gets worse, I’m to call my ortho.

Can I just tell you how nice it is to go to the doctor with an ailment and NOT have him tell me I hurt because I’m fat?  Oh yeah.

So, I have my first official sports injury.  Ha.  Never thought I’d say that….like ever.

But I can still walk in the March of Dimes March for Babies in May…so pretty please with sugar on top, sponsor me?



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kelly
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 18:25:24

    I have the same issue going on, but my doctor had a different diagnosis. I have my hip popping and clicking, and my shoulder doing the same. He said with rapid weight loss that sometimes happens, and it just takes time to build up the muscles tightly around the larger joints so that they will stop being so loose. He told me to start lifting less weight on the machines, but doing more reps. After making that change, it’s been improving steadily. That bp is high? and Motrin? Um, new doctor maybe??


  2. goldeygrad97
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 19:21:00

    This guy has been my PCP for years – and yesterday he had a ton of patients in his office, so I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt on the motrin and the bp meds. He knew I was allergic to motrin, but didn’t realize I couldn’t take any NSAIDs.

    I think he’s probably right about the bursitis though – I was warned about it two years ago after my knee surgery – they said it’s common for the other leg to compensate – and I’m sure that’s what I’m doing, so I’ve overused it. We’ll see if the exercises and rest help. 🙂


  3. Kelly
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 20:27:13

    well, that all makes sense then. Looks like he’s got himself a faithful patient too 🙂


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