May 20, 2022 11:38AM candy-678 wrote:
Booboo and all- I just came from the ortho doc. It has been 18 days from the hip steroid injection (to be exact). I told the ortho doc that it didn't help. She asked me if I had ANY relief, even transient from the lidocaine they gave. I said that for a couple of days I had relief, but then the pain came back. She said "good", in the fact that it proves the injection went to the right area. She said that unfortunately the steroid didn't help me, it does not for some patients. She recommended Tramadol (Ultram) pain pills. Said Celebrex (anti-inflammatory med) could not be given due to my blood thinner use. Said it would increase GI bleeding. (Also Celebrex can raise liver function numbers, and I have the liver mets to watch too) I asked if we could try the injection again in a few months, just to give it one more try. She said ok. To call her when I am ready and she would set it up. But if it doesn't work on the 2nd try, then we know it will just not work with me.
I am disappointed. I hate to use Tramadol due to my constipation issues already. And they tell me I am not a surgical candidate with my cancer and other health issues. So, I guess the arthritic hip is my "new normal" now. I am really getting tired of that phrase. My 'new normal" sucks.