Feels like I’m going back in time!! Well now I have more time to play with, maybe it’s time to sort these hands a bit more long term?
So with that in mind I went to see the GP. As I’m at my wit’s end with pain.
Some days they are like lightening and I struggle to even hold my phone and scroll. Other days it’s like there’s never been an issue.
I have not found a reason of the fluctuations in mobility and pain levels. I eat the same way every week (the success of our weight loss and maintaining weight) and I do the same level of physio exercises. So it can’t be any of those.
Really I’d love a magic wand to take the pain away, but that’s not possible. Though 5% ibuprofen gel takes some of it away, but I can only use it 4 times a day.
No real answers to it all, except I am trying to book in with MiCats for another steroid injection, which admittedly the last one was July and has worked very well. Also seeing OT (occupational therapy) on 5th Dec to see if there is anything they can do to help.
Thankfully I managed to snag a cancellation appointment for Friday 23rd Nov instead of waiting until 31st Dec. But the steroid injection couldn’t be done on the Friday due to no ultrasound machine, so back on Tuesday 27th for a CMC joint kenalog injection.
We had a long chat, she gave me exercises to try, I grossed her out with how much range my thumb has, clearly it’s not a normal range. But we touched on the fact she doesn’t see steroid injections long term. Something I know my hip consultant says too, however rheumatologist and gp say different.
Hip wise, I’m back to doing the post hip replacement exercises, and I’d actually forgotten how hardcore they are, still no improvement on standing freely on one leg, it’s not happening. Or extending leg outstretched forwards, the leg is too heavy and too resistant.
Still shocks me how hard these actually are too do.
I can only hope they aim to improve the tone and muscle and my stamina, all for better smoother healing afterwards. And at least they are keeping me busy in the meantime too. Instead of wallowing in self pity.
I’ve rung to confirm the new official surgery date, so as of today it’s officially 9th Jan 2019 as long as nothing else happens. No date for pre op as of yet though.