Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The shot.

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.

10 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, I am sorry about the MRI...I had one done a few years ago and needed to be still for 90 minutes...not my idea of fun. Hopefully this will help you and you be on the way to recovery soon:) I have my fingers crossed for you!! Hang in there!!

Diane said...

keepin' my fingers crossed. I truly hope that you will start to feel some relief in the next couple of days...

Jen said...

Oh, no... how painful! I am so sorry. I hope you find answers soon.

Tri Mommy said...

I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you...

Big Clyde said...

I often resist the temptaion when i feel like doing something athletically, but I know that it is a bummer for you.

Here's hoping for good results.

Jess said...

I'm hoping this shot helps you out and gets you back to healthy soon!

Vickie said...

What a miserable way to maybe fix things! Hope this is good news.

theloosemoose said...

That sucks. Can you do yoga?

joyRuN said...

I'll take the shot over an MRI any day. Geez! I'd need serious sedation if you're going to stick me in that thing.

Runner Leana said...

Oh no, I hope you are able to find some answers to the problem with this!