Wednesday, November 5, 2008

back on my feet

After inconclusive appointments with my chemo oncologist and a radiation oncologist in the past week, we finally met with an orthopedic oncologist yesterday who gave me some answers about my hip.

Tendonitis.

Yes, a basic muscle inflammation brought on, probably, by overuse during our trip. Just as I'd wondered, but no one could tell me until yesterday.

So I'm taking three Advil at a time, three times a day for 10 days (if my stomach can stomach it). Meanwhile, I'm already feeling better, and now I can walk around the house again with my cane, as long as I don't overdo it. Ibuprofin, rest and physical therapy are the doctor's orders. I can do that!

23 comments:

surly said...

I'm glad it's nothing more serious, and I hope the ibuprofen/rest combo helps you feel better soon!

SG said...

all hail advil! what a relief to find that it isn't something terrible & new....

Wordgirl said...

May rest and the wonder that is ibuprofen have you feeling even more mobile soon!


Pam

Jen said...

YEAH!!! I am glad to see it is nothing more serious than tendonitis.

Feel better soon!

LutherLiz said...

Yay! That is some news we were hoping for. I'm so glad that things are looking up with your hip. Try to take it easy and I let us know if I can do anything!

Christina said...

I'm so glad it's nothing more serious! You must be relieved to finally know for sure -- although your instincts were right.

Rest up! :)

kristine said...

YAY! I know it sucks but it's better than what it could have been!

Lisa said...

That's great news. I've been hoping it was something as easy to handle as that.
Lisa (from our old MSN board)

Julie said...

I'm so glad that's all it was! Take care of you!

Betty M said...

Phew! Glad it is not anything else.

Rebecca said...

I never thought I'd say this about tendonistis, but great news!

anti-supermom said...

I'm so happy to hear that you should be feeling better soon. Advil is awesome~

Madwoman of Preserve Path said...

That's a relief! I'd been praying for a little tendonitis, LOL.

Barbara said...

What a relief!!! I'm so glad--I was worried.

2roads said...

GREAT NEWS!!!! What a relief.

bewhatyoumighthavebeen said...

That's great news, Emilie. I'm so glad to hear that your hip is starting to feel a bit better.

Almamay said...

Best news I've heard in a long time x

Rob said...

Happy to hear this news! Rob and Linda B.

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Excellent news! Thanks for the update.

Betseeee said...

I never thought tendonitis would be such great news! I'm glad it's nothing more serious, and I hope the ibuprofen and rest help.

Sue said...

That's very good news, and must be a huge relief to you and your family.

Piccinigirl said...

oh I'm so glad it's nothing more serious...thank goodness.
The advil will help, it helps my tense shoulders all the time.

*hugs*

Ahuva Batya said...

I'm so relieved to read this news, Emilie!