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Advil helps, Tylenol helps--but it depresses me that now that i am off the Voltaren, i never know my limits-AND-when i wake up 1st thing in the morning, that leg REALLY pains!
My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am the Moderator for this topic. Dr Rick is not available right now, but I have sent him a message to follow up with you here, when he comes back online. If I can help further, please let me know. Thank you for your continued patience!
I will wait for Dr. Rick.
I will wait for Dr. Rick....
Yes, i kinda DID start this thread prob'ly JUST as you began the snowmobile schlep-
At present, my "leg" area is hurting....oftimes on the outside of my thigh(this is the leg w/the newly-installed hip)and lately, in my GROIN(which worries me, as that is near the area which hurt prior to my surgery)....
I am scheduled to see my surgeon this Thurs., and plan to speak to him about THAT, plus balance issues(only sometimes-)and morning pain and stiffness.I am worried that he will just RX exercises for me-one of which HURT the other leg when i did it(you know, the one where you tie a long rubber-type band to a stationery object and then pull your leg out to the side--the band provides resistance)....when i might POSSIBLY benefit by a well-aimed shot of SomethingOrOther....
Or would it be another round of Voltaren? I do not mind that all that much, but wonder if i will have to be on it almost indefinitely to "feel good."
I wanted you, if you would be so good as, to help me crystalize what i ask the Surgeon, so i don't go on and on as, i suspect, i am doing to YOU!!!
So-:(1)Your opinion as to what you think of my fears and concerns and (2)How you think i should put 'em to the doc.
I like working w/YOU, too-which is why i waited so long.I hope your back is OK!!!
Hi, Dr. Rick-:
Boy, your answers are really great!!
I esp. liked the "where/when/how pain occurs one"-very precise !!
I will definitely pursue the Voltaren option....and thank you for your opinion on a shot. The reason i thought THAT might help is that i've been diagnosed w/stenosis(which i don't think is ALL that severe:doesn't EVERY 63 year old gal have at least SOME??)AND a small disk protrusion....hence, the shot idea. I also want to see what he thinks about getting one for my shoulder, which still pains!
I VERY much appreciate your telling me my concerns are valid-Sometimes, i wonder whether i am a pain....it is good to know that my concerns should be treated w/respect-as YOU have treated them.
Thanx AWFULLY much!
Is it OK if i leave this Q "Open" until after i see the Surgeon on Thurs.?
I got in trouble a few times w/JA bec. They said i was asking too many questions....this is really TRUE!
Let me know, OK?
Will be in touch tomorrow--thank you for letting me leave this one open....
Surgeon said i probably have an inflammation in hip flexors(what are THOSE??), and Advil would help. He said that if in a month leg were still an issue, i COULD get an epidural, bec. back may be the cause of it(i guess he meant the stenosis? The disc??), and it might JUST help(or NOT, right?!!)....So i will see what the Advil does-I guess i will be taking it w/Breakfast, and if i have pain later in the day, then as well(he said i could take it up to 3X a day-)(600mgs. a pop isn't too much, is it?)--
Overall, he said i'm doing very well. I also got a shot in my shoulder, bec he thought the pain THERE could be from a combo of arthritis and impingement.