Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Hip Pain Corner & Making The Best of It

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post.  It seems that so many people are suffering back and hip pain at the moment, in fact suffering pain per se.  I think Rambler hit the nail right on the head by saying that the year of inactivity has weakened our muscles to the point of causing us physical problems.  My heart goes out to all of you who are in pain and distress.  You are not alone. Take heart. Sending healing hugs to you all.

My GP rang me yesterday within 30 minutes of the allotted time.  It was so weird trying to explain over the telephone exactly where my pain is 🤔 I explained that I have had it for more than 6 weeks and am unsure what triggered it or how to ease it.  She said that it's probably not arthritis if it came on quickly but is more likely to be tendon damage.  She didn't want to authorise an x-ray unless I've had a fall ( I havent) so the conclusion was to carry on with the Ibuprofen and Paracetamol combined and "see how it goes", in other words "just get on with life and put up with it " 🙄  Time will tell....

On Sunday I suddenly remembered that I needed fuel in the car.  The gauge has been on red for some time so I drove to the petrol station, topped up and paid the princely sum of £2.99 for a basic car wash too.  There was no way I could wash it myself right now so it felt like money well spent.  Afterwards, I popped in the supermarket for some cake and spotted these at bargain prices.  No standing baking.... Job done! 😉

We couldn't make up our minds what to do today. It was quite mild and sunny so on the spur of the moment popped to our local hostelry for a drink.  G enjoyed his first lockdown-easing pint....

I might be on painkillers but thought 'to heck with it' and enjoyed a cheeky glass of rose anyway.

I'm booked in for a haircut on Thursday next week.  Not before time you might say 😉 

Anyway, thanks for popping in and stay safe and well wherever in the world you happen to be x


  1. Oh dear, I had hoped you would get a better answer. Pretty sure my hip and back pain is arthritis as the changes in weather just make it worse. You look like you enjoyed your glass of wine.

    God bless.

  2. I can never understand how a diagnosis can be made without been seen. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. Hope you pain is now manabke, I get so cross when doctors say see how it goes. We have not been to a pub yet, but we didn't go often before, but I have had my hair cut.

  4. Hope your aches and pains are easing. I bet that glass of wine out in the sunshine tasted like nectar. A little treat now and then often leaves us feeling better than any amount of painkillers can.

  5. I hope you are healing and soon pain free. A glass of wine in the sunshine with G sounds like doctor's orders. No pub or hair cut yet for me, it has only been a year, ha ha. I did go to a coffee shop recently, it has a huge patio.

  6. A glass of wine in the sunshine is possibly the best post-lockdown medicine ever!!


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