Saturday, July 21, 2012

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Can you guess which one? Here's a hint: It's not a schnauzer.

Give up?

It's my right leg. OR my left leg, depending on one's perspective. At any rate, they don't match.

My right leg is shorter than my left. I came into possession of this interesting little tidbit of information during my appointment with Dr. Young Guy today; who listened very patiently to my wah-wah-wah list (more about that another time) which included, among other things, my continued problems with trochanteric bursitis and resulting pain in my hip and gluteal muscles.

In other words, I have a pain in the ass.

Notice that I said HAVE. Not AM.

My goodness.

Although after all the whining I've done over the past few days, there might be several that think that those words actually should be exchanged...hehe.

After today's appointment it appears that the pain in my, um......gluteus maximus.......should be a thing of the past, with the aid of some physical therapy sessions, a lift in my shoe, an ice pack, and an expertly placed shot of glucosteroids in the offending bursa. Thank you, thank you, Dr. Young Guy!

You can read more about the treatment of trochanteric bursitis here.

Frozen corn makes the best butt-soothing reusable ice pack ever.

I wouldn't recommend eating this particular package, if you're ever reaching for frozen veggies in MY freezer. 


annie said...

Thank you for the ability to make me laugh, even while I'm sympathizing with you on your new
symptom...(P.I.T.A)...pain the the...Be well.

ShEiLa said...

This is EXACTLY what I was treated for this last week. My podiatrist noticed... sent me to my chiropractor. He made some adjustments. I have an x-ray and another appointment scheduled Wed. after the grand kids leave... I may need a 'lift' too... or the adjustments may do the trick.

I have been in pain using the ice pack as well.

I am amazed at how alike we suffer our symptoms.


ShEiLa said...

ps. The papilloma virus you had in your mouth... same one on my foot. 4 places on one toe. Treatment: Cantacur PS. = painful toe. End result should kill the virus though.

Julia Oleinik said...

Thanks, guys. Yea, sorry to say Sheila.......we probably have a great deal in common! hehe.

Suzy said...

It always amazes me how one thing wrong in the body affects another. I got up this morning and when I turned my head I thought someone was eating Rice Krispies in my room. That's right, SNAP,CRACKLE,POP went my spine. I felt like a giant untwisted my spine. I was afraid I was going to have to get a shot in the you know where, if that hadn't happened. Well, I hope your bursitis and issues calm down. I know with autoimmune things that is kinda the best we can hope for.

Vicky said...

Hey Julia! So glad you are still here. I love your sense of humor. Feel better soon.

Vicky said...

Oh.....this is Vicky from Sjogrens and me! :-)

Julia Oleinik said...

Hi Vicky! So glad to hear from you again! I'll be checking in on you over at Sjogren's and Me frequently!

Julia Oleinik said...

Hi Vicky! So glad to hear from you again! I'll be checking in on you over at Sjogren's and Me frequently!