Sunday, February 5, 2023

Down For The Count

Over the past couple years, I've been dealing with my left hip going South on me. I've been able to work around it doing yard work, fishing once in a while, and throwing my magnet. 

On previous visits to my regular doctor, she's been beating me into reducing this drug and that drug. On January 17th she wanted me to stop taking one of my pain meds, but before I did, she wanted me to consult with my Cardiologist the next day for his opinion. 

On January 18th I met with him and he suggested I use this pain med only when I feel more pain than Tylenol (6 a day) can stop. 

First couple days it worked well. Then on January 30th (last post) I went to Sunrise Bridge and threw my magnet for a while. When I got home I continued moving our garden off the hill down to the flat ground. Both me and my wife were having trouble falling every once in a while because of the uneven ground. At our age, this is a no-no. 

About 2 days later, all of a sudden, my right leg went South. Was it from not taking the pain med? I don't think I did anything to cause it to hurt when I went to Sunrise Bridge. It was an easy access as you can see in the photo's from the last post. Maybe it was doing the garden move. Who knows. 

But, now I have both legs in pain and it's extremely hard to walk let alone go fishing or magnet fishing. 

For now, I'm going back to the original pain med and see if that helps, but there won't be any fishing of any kind for a couple weeks. 

So check back in a week or so and I'll update when the pain med has a chance to take hold. 

Stay tuned.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! So sorry to hear. Take a nice break. Give yourself time to heal. We are in the same boat I'm afraid. Knee replacement for me next month. Getting older sucks! Lol