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Blah, too early
Woke up this morning at 5:30am with my left leg hurting too much to go back to sleep. This is unfortunate, since my alarm doesn't go off until 7:30 and I wasn't asleep until after midnight....

Took some advil and tried to go back to sleep, but at 6:20 I gave up and got up for the day. I put away the dishes in the kitchen, now I am eating bananana nut cheerios. (I know how to spell banana, I just have trouble stopping.) I need to do some puttering about anyway, my house is a disaster area.

I had knee surgery on May 7, so today is my two-month anniversary. Nice way to celebrate it, being too sore to sleep. The weird thing is that, while my knee hurts (particularly when I straighten it), my hip seems to hurt more. By "hip" I really mean butt, top outer thigh, sit bone, and maybe lower back. I expect it's related to the knee issue in some way. It's not very easily to define; I just know that it hurts, I don't like it, and I don't know what to do about it.

Is this what getting old is like? Will more body parts just gradually join in the cacophony until I can't even think over all the noise?

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devnul From: devnul Date: July 7th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, either your hip hurts is because it's no longer trying to correct for your knee and is back into its proper orientation, which it isn't used to, or it hurts because you're compensating for the recovery pain, and try your darndest to make sure to walk/move normally on that knee and not warp the rest of your body around it.

Let us not speak of growing old...
From: writerwench Date: July 7th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Any possibility that the pain is related to an enthusiastic recent bike ride?
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: July 7th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is this what getting old is like?
Nope. I am much older and I don't have those problems.
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: July 7th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I look forward to this getting old.
kyril From: kyril Date: July 7th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
All I know for sure is when a certain part of my knee joint was hurting, the physical therapists had me exercise the whole rest of the leg, and the other parts/sides of the knee. And it worked, as long as I kept the exercises vaguely current.
anderale From: anderale Date: July 7th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Margie tells me that "it's hell to get old because nothing works", but I suspect that your aches and pains are all related and will eventually chill out.
mrs_sweetpeach From: mrs_sweetpeach Date: July 7th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is this what getting old is like? Will more body parts just gradually join in the cacophony until I can't even think over all the noise?

Yes. Or yes until you, like me, are on a steady diet of pain-killers. The pain in my knees only occassionally keeps me up at night (and then is usually killed by a judicious application of BenGay).

Having said that, I think you are many, many years away from falling apart. I suspect the current pain is related to your knee and that once that is resolved, you'll be back in tip-top condition.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: July 7th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get better drugs.
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