This morning I took my last dose of an 8 day course of steroids. The steroids were supposed to help with the swelling and pain in my left hip, but I haven’t really noticed any difference. The doctor did warn me that they might not work, so I guess this isn’t a huge surprise. Anyhow, I’m glad to be done with them because they have caused me quite a lot of sleep trouble. I’ve had problems both falling asleep and staying asleep. Combining that with the constant, low-level pain in my hip has left me pretty cranky, especially first thing in the morning, or at the end of the day when I’m tired. Or it could be my ‘roid rage. Who can tell.
I called today to set up physical therapy. Next Tuesday morning I will have an evaluation and then start therapy which I hope will loosen up the hip & pelvic muscles. In the meantime, I’m taking tylenol with codeine for the pain.