Saturday, December 26, 2009

The best-laid plans...

Yesterday, my sister-in-law and I made all of these great plans to see a movie tonight with the guys, and then to do some shopping tomorrow before Ian and I go home. 

When I woke up this morning, my right hip was very, very sore - so much so that I've had to learn how to use the cane on the other side today. Before now, it's been my left hip that's been the bad one. I've had a few twinges in my right hip but nothing like what I've been experiencing today, which is now at least as bad as the left hip has ever been.

Because of the pain, there's no way that I could sit comfortably in a movie theatre, or go shopping, or sit in a car for an extra hour tomorrow. So I had to cancel all of these plans :( I also slept the entire afternoon away, which helped a bit.

Being in pain sucks. I can sort of handle it as long as it doesn't greatly interfere with my life... but today the pain has interfered in my ability to have fun and I don't like it. I know I'm whining here, but I'm tired and in pain and so I figure I can be just a bit whiny.

I'm sure the pain is the same as what's over on the left side; that is, it's not the hip itself that's the problem but the degenerating lower back. I need to see a physiotherapist very soon to get some exercises I can do to at least minimize this pain, or better, to get rid of it entirely.

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