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Discussion: Bummer

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Apr 5, 2021 8:53 AM # 
bubo:
Sounds too much like what I have had since January.
Starting at the hip, through the thigh and into a very painful spot in my lower leg. No help from NSAIDs here either, but easy movement eases it up after a while.
Hope the rest of the year will be better for us both.
PS. Had my first vaccine appointment scheduled for next Friday.
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Apr 5, 2021 2:42 PM # 
kensr:
Sorry to hear. Make sure you're staying hydrated. Sounds simple and almost stupid, but bulking up on water has made a huge difference in minimizing my hip pain over the past several weeks. I suggest it keeps fluid in the joint tissues for cushioning rather than consuming it for metabolism. We spend too much time trying to keep weight down and hence skip drinking as much as we should.
Apr 5, 2021 3:08 PM # 
coach:
Hydration, you're the 2nd person to recommend that. Hillary (the guru) mentioned that too, I admit I find it inexplicable, but, OK I'll get on it.
With my 2nd shot, I can't get a steroid for 2 weeks, so no immediate relief there.
Apr 5, 2021 4:08 PM # 
bubo:
Hmmm, I know I´m usually not drinking enough. Everything out of the normal may be worth trying so why not?
Apr 5, 2021 5:47 PM # 
Charlie:
When I had vertigo for a couple of months my doc recommended I drink more water and, coincidence or not, once I started drinking at least 64 oz a day the vertigo stopped.
Apr 5, 2021 10:17 PM # 
kensr:
Of course, a sign of success will be a trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night...
Apr 6, 2021 2:55 AM # 
jjcote:
Or he could get into the uncomfortable predicament of really needing to go, but not wanting to face the pain of trying to walk there...
Apr 6, 2021 4:38 PM # 
coach:
Maybe TMI, but I typically make that trip once a night, 4 hours seems as much as my bladder will tolerate...and it can be demoralizing to realize the trip is the least of 2 bad situations. In somewhat good news, seeing the Dr. tomorrow and I can walk almost normally, for about 30 seconds....
Apr 6, 2021 5:19 PM # 
bl:
We're something like 2/3rds water though we don't at all look like it. But look at a mummy, water long gone, yet still looks a lot more like us. Plain as it is, it's magic and cheap at that:-)

I've always been poor about hydration. There was (or still is?) a time when people were inseparable from their water bottles (and not even exercising) which seemed pacifier-like to me. As a kid, hydration was an unconscious activity...thirsty? drink. An 80 year old friend had a near-syncopal episode in the woods last week, the product of his age, some dehydration plus some pain from a fall on a rock. It was alarming to see him "fade out" but fortunately not completely. Besides time for pain to lessen, water was key.

The more the BR trips, the greater the success. Ha, ha.

"uncomfortable predicament of really needing to go, but not wanting to face the pain of trying to walk there..."

Fortunately, I don't have a prostate problem but before back surgery 14 months ago, I was having more & more difficulty urinating. My fear was having to drive pronto to the Concord ED for an urgent catheterization. I bought a few straight (self) catheters at a local med supply store but managed to avoid needing them - surgery (and temporary post-op cath) occurring shortly after. Bedside urinals are a workaround for various reasons. Coach remembers the loft we used in Sweden at a recent O-Ringen. Staying young is a work-around if you can achieve it...
Apr 7, 2021 6:32 PM # 
coach:
My prostrate is apparently fine, from every physical and tests I have had over the past years...self catherization......Ahhhh , don't know if I can even contemplate that! I felt bad you had the loft , but you seemed to manage it OK.
I would say staying young IS WORK.

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