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Cortisone shot?? Effectiveness?

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I had 2 - first one lasted a few months. 2nd one was barely a few weeks. Nothing to lose by trying it you are waiting a while! Good luck
 

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the pain was so much less for a few days, now just over 2 weeks later, it seems to be coming back. my ortho dr gave me a prescription for Celebrex to try if the injection didn't work. I filled that today, I talked to the pharmacist about taking it vs taking 2400-3200 mg of ibuprofen and Tylenol arthritis, and decided to give it a try. There is no way I have time to be off till after fall harvest for a replacement. I'm also doing exercises as I think the pain has made me lose range of motion. And am checking in to a yoga class.
 
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Called my OS yesterday and went to see him today. He x-ray'd my hips and examined me. He said Rt hip looked like it's been beat with a hammer. We discussed Cortisone shot and he said it's not worth it, very temporary relief if I got any relief at all. If I took the shot it's 3 mos wait. If I don't take the shot he can get me in for a THR in 4 weeks from when I see him. He fully understood me wanting to use up my summer first, and what the heck I've waited 50 years what's a couple of months!
 

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Hi @Eman85
Wondered if you have got a date set or if you are still floating?
I can't wait to cheer you on to double hippy status..:chuckmarch:
 
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I'm considering November, OS schedules 4-5 weeks out so I will wait to see him again. So far so good. Of course it hurts but it's been OK at night with the pillow between my legs, been sleeping whole nights. 3 days of painting standing on a ladder was a lot of fun! This hip is completely different than the other as far as how it hurts and what causes it.
 

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My shot was July 2 and not effective at all..Reading the protocol on the risk of post op infection after injections, 3 months after injection for surgery. I hope you can manage your pain and still have some life till surgery.
 
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I've got plenty of life! My OS is a real straight shooter and his opinion was what really made me decide not to have the shot. I've dealt with hip pain most all of my life so a few months isn't a big deal. Went racing yesterday, hip never hurts in the racecar.
 

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Hi Eman85,
I had my right hip done by an interventionist radiologist, the first and second time. They look like they are wearing a space suit! It was all about sanitation. Anyway, it was pretty painless, and done as someone above described who went through radiology, too. It’s the hip doctor who tells the radiologist where to place the injection. It worked okay for just three months. The second shot only lasted hours. After two injections, my doctor said that is it, because of future possibility of bone necrosis, if I had anymore shots. Oh there are two types of steroids used, for steroid shots. (I also had them for my spine)I forget the names, but one worked much better on my hip than the other, on my spine. I got red man syndrome from the hip steroid, that worked so well the first time, but that is really not such a bad reaction.
Good luck on your decision.
 

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Went racing yesterday, hip never hurts in the racecar.
Haha! If you could only live in your race car. I hope you're not suffering too badly. I do understand favoring a time of year for recovery. I believe we shared opinions on this once before because personally I'd avoid Winter. We live in different areas of the country though, experiencing different weather. Wishing you comfort as you wait.
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So far not so bad. Had the second half of my Shingles vaccine and got the possible side effects including joint pain, every joint hurt especially the ones with arthritis!
I used to go to Minnesota a few times a week years back, I understand what winter is there.
 

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Oh no! That's too bad. @Eman85
Good to hear you're managing the hip pain well enough though.

Yes, Winters are often brutal here. It's the combo of the icy pavement and roads when driving coupled with being in the hospital during cold and flu season that would stop me from scheduling surgery then. I know it's silly but I always envision getting the flu, or worst cold of my life and needing to brace myself with every cough or sneeze, while nursing a big gash in my leg! Overactive imagination much? :heehee:

Have a good one!
 

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Hi @Eman85
Wondering if you've scheduled surgery for your right Hip yet?
I know you mentioned November and prefer a Winter recovery.
Hopefully you're not in too much pain, but I'm betting you're having some rough days...
A nice week to you!
 
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@Layla ,thanks for asking. Doing pretty good, just have to pace myself. I've put down a floor in the den and we've cleaned and stained both decks on the house. Still racing, won this past Sat. Went to a 3 day music festival but I had to do the Aleve thing for a few days, a lot of walking. This hip has gotten worse than the other was before replacement. It locks up a lot. I think because of how long I've had this going on it doesn't bother me as much as someone that has it happen suddenly.
Interesting you posted this today, I called this afternoon to start the scheduling process. I've just got so much to do before I get it done.
 

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You're certainly staying busy and powering through some activity that I'm sure is causing you discomfort. Congrats on winning the race on Saturday! For as active as you are, it will be nice to move forward doing all that you enjoy without pain. I hope you get it scheduled and all else you want to accomplish beforehand easily falls into place for you. I'll be following your journey.
Wishing you comfort through it all.
@Eman85
 
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OS office called I see him this Thursday and I put them off for a surgery date to 11/18 to buy me a little time to get prepared.
 

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Congratulations @Eman85 for getting your date. I totally agree with you about having it done in the winter. That is my goal, too.
 

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Congratulations on setting a date that will work for you. Your surgery will be 5d after mine. Most of my recoveries have been winter and one in the fall. The only bad part for me is not being able to get outside to walk but again that will depend on how much snow we get and when. I live in the country so no sidewalks.
 

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Well, finally!!!! :yahoo:

Going into 2020 with double hippy status :yes!:

You know you have a bullpen of supporters ready to cheer you on @Eman85
 

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Good news, @Eman85
I'm happy to see you have a date scheduled.
You know we'll be here supporting you along the way.
Wishing you relief and comfort as you move through the next 5-6 weeks.
 

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Hi @Eman85
Are you still on for next Monday, the 18th?
Spaced it out for some reason and just remembered you said November, so I just looked through your pre-op thread and realized you're up very soon!
We need to add you to the November Nimbles and have your signature updated if all is still on track for next week.
 

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