I have had pain from my sij on and off for many years. Posture through sight loss and being a gardener have taken their toll.
Couple of years ago my hip decided to join in and an Xray showed bad wear in left hip together with left sij. Physio was too painful, acupuncture worked well so...resigned I started on the pain meds route with cocodamol. This was changed to Tramadol on arrival as GP felt more suitable. I didn't but thats another story.
Moving here last year and change of lifestyle did wonders. I had sort of hung up my garden shears once and for all. Or so I thought. That lasted about 3 weeks until I found my first nursery here. Pots!. Big ones. Huge ones. Ones for trees and ones for decoration. I was smitten
Gradually over the coming weeks and months trees and shrubs arrived to fill those beautiful pots and my body started down the protest road once again. It came to a head about 2 weeks ago when I couldn't get out of bed. Floundering like a beached whale David sort of pushed, pulled and rolled me around the bed. Nope I was rocking back and fro like an upside down turtle. Eventually with lots of pillows on the floor and more shoving from behind I hit the deck and climbed up the side of bed to something resembling a standing position.
GP apt was made. I shuffled into his surgery with neither speaking a word. He clattered on his computer, gave me a script and dispatched me to nursy next door. There before I could ask what's that - he had my shorts down and 2 needles inserted in my btm. One an anti inflammatory the other pain relief. I have no idea which was which but one sent me splat to the ceiling with a scream of pain.
Instructions were if no better in 24 hrs then emergency clinic for another. Me? Another? No chance.
Yes they did help enormously and together with Meloxicam and 10 days supply of Omazeprole things calmed down.
End of this week and course of Melloxicam - the pain was returning. GP examined me this time. The usual swinging of legs, arms, touch toes and lie on tummy.
Verdict? Sij bad but hip far worse... Next stage? Back on dreaded Tramadol. Hospital for scans. Date? 3 months time!. Nothing rushes here.
So maybe a little more sitting in the sunshine for a while