Monday night I got the long awaited shot in my right hip followed by an MRI. It was an odd experience as it hurt more than I expected (even with the preshots to help minimize that joy). To prevent me from moving around in the MRI I was strapped down to the table and my feet were even taped together. I had to get into a position similar to a swimming streamline position with my arms above my head and then had to hold it. For. 45. Minutes. At the end my shoulders hurt more than anything else.
The doctor told me that it would take at least a few days before I would start feeling if this made any difference at all. He also said it could hurt a lot more before it hurts less (oh goody). If it helps, I definitely have an issue in my hip causing the pain. If it doesn't, we'll have to keep looking. Until my follow up next week then I was told that although I didn't need to bed rest, no cycling nor running nor anything like that. He said I might feel like doing something athletically but to resist this temptation.
I really don't need to do this procedure again and don't recommend it for others in case you had some time on your hands that you were looking to fill. My early season race schedule is probably already shot even with a magical recovery but I hope this shot helps give me a shot at not having the whole season shot.