I haven’t been around much due to work and health pressures. I have been setting up a new business for an Aborigine Nation in SW Queensland (Australia) which is the first meaningful project I have done for a long while.
But… Driving several thousand km per week doesn’t agree with the hips… Funny that …
I have discovered “trochanteric bursitis” thanks to my ever inventive right (revised) hip… This seems to be most unhelpful when it comes to pain and mobility!
I did some reading and actually discovered what the the trochanter and bursa are. All very good as long as they don’t become inflamed.
The steroid injection hit the spot judging by my scream! Apparently there is a much better success rate correlated with the loudness!
It has been a few weeks and there seems to be some improvement but mobility is still impacted. I have a pronounced limp from the right hip.
The left hip is down to about 30% cartilage left but fortunately it is still weight bearing, just. Soon it will even up the limping from the other hip and so at least I will be well balanced and symmetrical again!!! I am in denial and putting this replacement off for as long as possible. I figure once walking becomes impossible, it will be time!!!
So, the joys of having “two pains in the bum”!!!
It’s the weekend almost here and I am having a few days off to visit my children for their birthdays.
I might even find time to do some blogging if I can find Internet access.
Adrian Thomas said:
Hey Earl,even in your present situation you have a big heart,good luck on your Project,and most sorry to hear about the Bursitis,I myself am going through injections and I too put off getting my left Hip done,the pain for you has to be excruciating,my heart goes out to you,Good luck in all those endeavors
tim petri said:
Hope you feel better Earl! All of your helping others through this blog has been like ministry to me anyway. I hope the many people who you have helped through this site will be praying for a total healing of your problem areas.
Thanks! Having a lovely weekend with my 3 children.
Earl, So sorry to hear of your left hip malady…. does it ever end? I do hope the shot you had will give you a measure of relief… if at least for the time of you visit with the children. Glad to hear of your fulfilling and meaningful work… I do understand what it is to feel like you’re doing something bigger than yourself. Stay safe and out of pain if at all possible… hugs to you… Kathleen
Barbara Ford said:
Ouch!!! Sorry to hear abut your Bursitis. I wonder what it’s like not to have bum pain? It’s been so long. I go about rubbing mine all the time. I’m always touching it. I wonder what people think LOL Good luck with your business!
Connie Marotta said:
I was also wondering where the heck you went! That’s too bad about your other hip – mine too! So I know how you feel. Glad your busy with work and enjoying your family though.
Thanks for the lastest Earl’s View – my favorite website!!
Connie M. said:
yes, was wondering where the heck you went! Missed my favorite blog! The cartilage is going in my “good hip” too so know how you feel! Thanks for checkin in with us “hippies”.
Sorry to hear of your latest ‘challenges’, I see you are still all about character building :). I am so hearing you about the challenges and not having the time to get everything in life done and still be a ‘part of a medical disaster’! I hope you do get some relief and I also hope you have a great time with the kids! Take care mate, you have been an inspiration to us all and without your commitment to providing this excellent forum for us all to communicate, I genuinely fear we would all feel even more alone in our on-going fight for our health and hopefully justice for all! Thinking of you and the many others in the ‘dodgy hip club’, will also update soon when I hopefully will have some answers of my own!
Cheers, Stu Cain
Sandy Doherty said:
Good to see you back online, you were sorely missed. Its great to see you getting sometime to spend with your family.
I feel we sometimes get so involved in this issue and we forget to keep up with the ones we love.
All the best
I am so happy to hear you are back. Was wondering what happened to you and miss reading your posts. Sorry to hear you are having problems with your hips again but sounds like your business journey in Queensland is rewarding.
Let us know how that is coming…. sounds intriguing.
Best of luck with your hip.
Kay Anderson said:
Like you Earl, I haven’t been contributing or following as sometimes we have to do other things to maintain our equilibrium ! I, too spent last year on crutches and until March this year with my stick as a result of a fracture to the hip bone some weeks after the op to remove the offending S&M Birmingham. No known cause of the fracture but I suspect ongoing ramifications. At the moment, X-rays show all going well but having unexplained pain. When will it all stop and when will we be compensated?
Your contribution is remarkable and has been a great comfort and source of information to so many of us. My original replacement 2000 is still going well on the other side so some do work well and the pain relief is worth taking the plunge. That pain is so debilitating and I wish you good health sooner rather than later. Many thanks..
Was in a hurry yesterday.
Hips certainly keep you humble. I am fast approaching the need for my left hip to be replaced. Down to about 30% cartilage left.
However, the revised hip is literally a pain in the ass at the moment. A lot of pain which seems to be associated with a non-specific inflammation of the tissue surrounding the hip. Two steroid injections and no relief. Actually worse.
Who knows why?
Sorry to hear about your bursitis from this summer. Can I ask how it was diagnosed? I am 99% sure that is what is going on with me and have been looking for some more information on it.
Hi. Lots of localized pain. Tender to touch. Hell when the steroid was injected with ultrasound guidance. Eventually recovered with a anti inflamatories. .