Hip Pain - Bought A Cane
Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:01 PM
My hips have been giving me problems for years but for the past 2 weeks my right hip has been sort of siezing up on me. I'll be walking and suddenly I can't take another step without great pain. It takes about 5 - 10 minutes to get it moving again and then it aches with occasional stabbing pain.
Thought I'd have a cane handy and then maybe the pain would go away. Sort of like making a doctor appt and pain going away.
I can't see myself using it outside of the house - yet. I don't want to have to answer people's questions. I don't want people I know to think it's a sympathy play either.
I was just thinking the other day how there are a lot of things that I could use right now to help make my life easier but I don't for reasons of pride. Isn't that stupid?
There are days when I think, "Man that grocery store elecrtic cart sure would be nice to use today" or when a disability placard would help me out.
I didn't even want to wear my stupid wrist brace because it draws attention.
How dumb of me to want and need help and yet not want to look like I want or need help because I don't want to draw attention to myself and feel helpless or else indebted to someone who lends a hand.
So instead I suffer along like an idiot. Guess I deserve it then.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:40 PM
Can you ask your primary care physician for an X-ray to see if you have hip dysplasia or nerve damage due to sclero....kind of like your carpel tunnel only in your hip? Get the answer first before having to make an appt with a another specialist. Been thinking of you.....you sure have had it rough lately. Gareth got the handicap placque a few years ago....right before his surgery for hip dysplasia because he couldn't walk and was in a wheel chair. Boy, I still use it now for him because he still can't walk far even after surgery.......only now it's because of the sclero.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 05:02 PM
I can relate all too well. Last winter I finally broke down and requested a disability parking placard. I've used it a few times, but I have to tell you that I need to be desperate to use it, I'm embarrassed!!! The more I use it the easier it becomes though.
I think part of it is not wanting to give in to the illness for me.
Use that cane if you need to cutie!
Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:53 PM
It seems like we are a group of though cookies! Whether our problems are big or small, they still impact our life in some way. I think that we all struggle to maintain our "normalcy", but when push comes to shove it is best to do what our bodies really need. I have not had to use a cane, nor have I considered it, but if or when I ever do, I will try to think about all of the wonderful people here who do this on a daily basis...and still look great!!!
Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:58 PM
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