...the best we can anyway.
The last week has been utterly draining on so many different levels. Although I have great work hours, I am so completely exhausted from this pain. Very hard to deal with the rigors of medical school clerkship and deal with having two bad hips. All I can say is that I am learning so much about myself. I am surviving and keep on going despite not being able to stand for more than five minutes. I hurt all of the time. Worse than ever. I don't know why. I mean, doing medical school and rotations are not helpful for my hips, but I can hardly imagine that being in this amount of pain is normal, despite having major reconstructive surgery almost 6 months ago. Something has to give. I don't want to know what.
I emailed my surgeons right hand man yesterday asking if there was something that I could do to help with the pain, his response: are you taking anti-inflammatories. Yes, yes I am. I was on 1000mg of Naproxen each day and have gone to 750mg each day. Of note, I was feeling worse prior to dosing down. And this Naproxen is just not cutting it. They could be placebo for all I feel. Even the Tramadol at night only helps me relax, I still throb. And I can't take anything stronger as I need to be able to think at work/school all day.
Until now, I have only had one bad hip at a time. Now, dealing with two bad sides is much more difficult. I literally don't know what leg to stand on and half the time I lean on counters or sit since I can't stand any more. I hope that I get to see my surgeon in the near future as this is uncool. I'm running out of energy and need some help.