Tuesday, March 5, 2013

So Hip It Hurts

After months of relatively unsuccessful chiropractic treatment on my hip, Dr. Ho now thinks it might be my sacroiliac that’s causing the pain.
      “There’s something we can try…” he says with a grin that suggests he’s as reluctant to tell me as I’ll be to hear it. And he’s right, because what he wants to do is inject anaesthetic directly into the joint, and if the pain goes away, it will confirm the underlying problem.
     Understand, shoving this needle into the base of my spine is just part of the diagnosis.
     I don’t even want to think about the cure.

Image based on a drawing posted to The Dance Training Project.


  1. What a pain in the...butt.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Mar. But actually this is a rewrite of a story I wrote some time ago, and like so many of my aches and pains, the hip ended up getting better all on its own . . . which I suspect is a bad lesson to take into my sixth decade.

  3. Ouchie....needles in the spine to maybe make the diagnosis...sounds too painful for me.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Oh I so hope this was fiction and not fact...If true, I don't blame you... ooh a shot in the hip....good luck!

  5. I'm sorry about your hip, and coincidentally mine, too, - too much raking of leaves in the garden. I find after a few days it heals itself, and I hope your hip does as well.

  6. As someone who has endured a triple spinal fusion, that sounds like nothing but a small pain in the butt! Go for it...it might help you from having to endure what I have!

    abcw team

  7. Oweeeee yup been there myself more than once, I was born with a defect in my hips and so every now and then one side or the other will end up causing me pain cause my hip locks up on me.

    Follow your link from ABC Wednesday where I also had posted a link at too.

  8. Oh no, it does sound painful! Best of luck and hope things get better soon.

  9. Ouch, what a pain in the behind.

    Haghpat Monastery, Armenia

    Catching up with letter H entries.
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team


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