I’m not sure what to say about how my hip bursitis injections went.
I had the shots on Saturday, but there was no change in my pain levels until Tuesday afternoon, when I suddenly noticed that my hips weren’t aching any more. Wonderful! I slept that night through, only getting up once to use the bathroom instead of waking again and again to turn over in bed and ease my aching hips.
Wednesday was pain-free. So was Wednesday night. Really, I was delighted. I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis for a very long time; there’s never been any medication that simply stopped the pain. Bursitis, it seems, is a different beast. These injections might have taken a few days to kick in, but they did work.
Except yesterday afternoon my hips started aching again. By bedtime, I was in more pain than I’d been before the steroid injections. I was truly bummed.
And yet… when I laid down to sleep, the aching eased. Whoa. I slept the night through, this time not even getting up for the bathroom. And when I woke this morning, my hips didn’t hurt.
So, I’m much better rested right now than I’ve been in a long while. I really appreciate the rack-time. And I surely appreciate the interrupted pain. But now—afternoon again—my hips ache, once again worse than they were pre-injection. Will they ache tonight? Will the pain interrupt my sleep? I don’t know, but I hope not.
Lots of you have had these shots in the past. Did their effects come and go, like they seem to be doing for me? I’m just curious. While I’m disappointed, I can deal with it if the steroids didn’t work on me. I’ve got my head together; I’m ready to accept it.
Still, I do wonder what comes next.