This is kinda freaking me out because I don't have any logical reason for why....
Tuesday evening, just watching some TV, playing with the dogs, a very normal night around here.
Around 8:00, my left hip started to hurt for no apparent reason. I was sitting in my recliner, so I just tried to relax until it passed. But it did not pass, and continued to get worse with some loss of feeling in my left foot. I decided to try to walk it off, but when I stood up, the pain in my hip was really strong and i couldn't go very far before i had to sit back down.
This kept amplifying until it was time for bed at 10:00. The pain level was now so much that I could barely walk, hanging on to anything near. I was hoping once I got into bed laying down that it would subside. I felt like I could not hold my leg straight, and it was getting really weak. I am usually on my feet pretty much all day doing things, so this was really feeling scary. I tried to lay in bed, but the pain kept getting worse until I couldn't stand it. I wanted to try to get back to my chair.
I could barely stand, and my leg would not move forward without pulling it with my hand, and every small step was excruciating in my hip. I was stuck in the hall and had to call for my partner to help me. Even hanging on to him, getting to the den and my chair took over ten minutes as every little movement was almost unbearable.
I got to the chair finally, and was just going to stay there until morning. I had taken a good dose of Kratom, but had my partner bring me a Vicoden. It was enough that if I didn't move, i managed to dose off a few times, but sleeping wasn't happening. Unfortunately the usual need to pee a couple times still happened, and it was all I could do to get to the door 10 feet from me and piss out the door.
When morning came, I couldn't stand, let alone walk with any weight or pressure on my left leg. I was really afraid because there was nothing I did to bring this on.
I tried to get an appointment with any doctor to get x-rays, but after 2 hours it was looking like unless i wanted to pay for an ambulance to emergency, I wasn't going to see anyone that day....
My partner dug out a walker we had in the garage, and I was pretty scared. Not being able to walk and extreme pain with almost no sleep isn't good for the imagination. I was totally relying on my partner to bring me anything, but he has extreme pain issues himself, and usually rely's on me to help him. So I started with ice packs on my hip for 20 minutes at a time, and taking naproxen to reduce inflammation. not really knowing what was going on. I was also taking a good amount of pain medication i was grateful I had.
As the morning went on, something started working and with all my weight on my good leg and the walker, I could at least get to the bathroom.
By mid day, the pain was definitely reducing, and I started to be able to use the walker better. Once I got to a place where I could move a little less painfully although slowly, I started trying to get up and move, and things kept improving which was encouraging.
By Wendsday night, I was moving pretty well, but not wanting to risk not having that walker to lean on. I finally got to my bed and was able to sleep all night.
Today, I am a little sore, but all of this has disappeared as quickly as it hit me. I wish I had a reason why this happened, mostly so I could avoid causing it again.
So this is mostly my venting my fear from this, but maybe someone knows something more than I do and can share any thoughts?