Countdown to France

Hi everyone hope your having a wonderful day.

Yesterday I purchased some new bamboo beach pants and a beautiful plum bamboo top from the Ecco Store in Albury.  I was over that way as I had a doctor’s appointment to get results from a few tests I have had done and some more prescriptions.

I am rapt as the new bamboo pants and top are a size down from what I wore last year.

Its 4 months till we head off.  Hopefully, by then I have had a few physio appointments and helped this stupid hip I have.  The rheumatologist has requested that I increase one of my pain medications.  So tonight I took the larger dose.  Can it work so quickly.  I have been in agony for weeks.  Tonight, movement is still hard but the throbbing pain has dulled.

The previous post I wasn’t sure if it was Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis.  Its osteoarthritis along with the 2 muscles that hold it in are just hanging by a thread.

My general practitioner yesterday suggested a cortisone injection, to which I rejected for now.  I said i wanted to give the increase of medication and the physiotherapy a go first.

I have heard too many times that a cortisone injection only works for a while and sometimes not at all.

Anyway, 4 months till we fly to Nice and then spend time on the Rhone River and then the Seine River.

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Countdown to France

  1. Will look forward to your blog posts about France! I am reading a wonderful book at the moment which features France at the start of WWII. If you are a reader, it is called ‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah. Anyway, hope you get your pain sorted before you go. Before we embarked on our 2014 overseas trip I had a cortisone injection in my left hip. It worked wonders and meant that the trip was relatively pain-free. Take care xx Esther

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  2. I hear you with hip pain.
    I had 2 hip surgeries (both hips) and even though it was a loooong recovery and took my all, I am so much better now.

    Had 4 cortisone injections too, they were heavenly. They need to be done with the right technique though. If the cortisone is injected outside the joint, it will not be effective.

    I know this was supposed to be about Paris and I love Paris, but you have my FULL sympathy with hip pain. 🌷

    In case you ever need to talk, contact me. I am more than happy to talk to you and share experiences or give advice. 🌻😘

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  3. How exciting! France will be amazing.
    Don’t be to put off by a corticosteroid injection in the hip. I had one before a long car trip & it was amazing. You might just find it makes your next travel adventure just that little bit easier.
    Sam xx

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    • Thanks Sam. yes very exciting. I will see how the upped medication goes. I suppose I am scared of it as I saw my mum have them and some didn’t seem to work. Plus I am a scary cat re injections 🙂

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