My most recent acupuncture appointment that I had earlier this week went well, not that I had any reason to think it.
We were planning to leave it another two weeks before my next one, as I managed okay going that amount of time rather than a week, but then my acupuncturist realised she might be taking holiday time, so we decided to leave it three week. Just in case.
In truth, I’m quite glad about this. It’s not that I don’t want to have another session, I do. But acupuncture has worked so well for my hip pain that I’m getting a bit nervous about how I might cope when I get discharged. I feel like this longer gap might give me a better idea of that, I think.
As great as this treatment is proving to be for me, I know I can’t have it forever.
In other news, I’ve finally had a haircut so my fringe isn’t in my eyes anymore! Yay!
It’s been almost two weeks since I had my last acupuncture appointment. It’s been so, so helpful in reducing pain in my hip. I have another appointment booked later this week and I can’t wait.
Up until this point, I’ve been going once a week or so and I haven’t had much bother in between. However, this weekend, it’s started keeping me awake at night again, but at least I know the effects lasted longer than a week I guess.
It hasn’t really been giving me too many problems at during the day, until today. I’m going to try getting a hot shower and putting a wheat bag on it, I think. That doesn’t usually do much to help it though, if I’m being honest.
The bottom of my back is also feeling a bit stiff but laying on my front to stretch it out with a wheat bag on it usually does help that. I’m jut trying to put off doing it for the moment because I’m so tired there’s a good chance I’ll fall asleep if I do!
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I had another acupuncture appointment the other day. My acupuncturist was really pleased when I told her that I’d hardly had any hip pain at all between appointments.
We’ve decided now that we’re going to try leaving a bit of a longer gap until my next session and see how that goes. It’s been aching a bit more over the last couple of days, but I’m interested to see how things are once it settles down again.
Speaking of settling down, my backache from my the start of the week has now gone again like I thought it would, even if it did take a little longer than I thought it might.
In other news, we had some snow and ice here this morning. On what fun.
Over the last couple of days I’m becoming aware that the ‘mystery hip pain’ I’ve had on and off for the last couple of years has hardly bothered me at all. I only notice it now when my hip needs to crack or if it’s about time I stopped sitting in a chair at my desk and went to stretch out of my bed for a bit.
I think this is probably down to the acupuncture I’ve been having lately. I think I’ve had about three appointments so far and the results have already been far better than I could’ve hoped for. I’m not sure how many appointments I’ll be entitled too, but I hope the results carry on when my treatment is over.
That said, I was kept awake by pain last night, and it wasn’t in my hip. My back was the culprit this time. I think I spent a bit too long sitting in my wheelchair yesterday so I’m feeling a bit stiff today as a result. I have yet another cold too, which isn’t helping matters, but this kind of backache usually dies down again after a couple of days.
If anything, (and this is going to sound strange, but I hope someone, somewhere gets where I’m coming from), it’s actually quite nice to not be focusing on my hip for a change, but on somewhere else instead.
Yeah, being achy isn’t nice, but it is kinda nice to know that even if one part of my body is bothering me, it’s not the same one that been giving my jipp for ages. I’m hoping this is a sign that things are getting better for my hip.
Although, I’m not gonna lie, even though I wouldn’t swap my walk-in shower for the world, a hot bath would be lovely for my back right now.