I haven't mentioned it much before but I'm suffering from Arthur.
Arthritis I mean and for ages now my hip has been giving me jip to put it mildly.
I often find myself involuntarily shouting when it catches me, thankfully I've managed to contain it when I've been out or it might be thought I was auditioning for a carry on film, lol
A while ago after sitting in a cafe for a meal I genuinely couldn't stand on my left leg (no alcohol was imbibed) when I got up to go. Good job Tom was there with a chivalrous arm for me to hold on to or I couldn't have got out to the car.
This told me it was time to go to see the Doctor.
I hate going to see the Doctor and avoid it at all cost if possible.
I was sent for an x ray and the decision made was that it was indeed the Arthur.
My left index finger was a good pointer, even if it does point the wrong way. lol
The Doctor has advised taking paracetamol and codeine pills 4 times a day. WHAT?
As a person who hates taking pills this seems a bit excessive, and have I got to take them for the rest of my life, because the arthritis isn't going anywhere soon is it?
If things do not improve (not likely) then I could take a look at steroid injections or a hip replacement..
I have told the doctor that I am not interested in a hip replacement having been given some details of the op from a nurse close to me.
So am looking to try to lose some of my 'warm padding' to see if things improve.
I'll keep you posted.