It takes a special kind of stupid to do that. Actually, I didn’t even get all the way in the machine before I had to be backed out. Geesh, what am I, a blubbering pile of goo? Well, just about. I know I am claustrophobic. I know that is an issue for some with MRIs. Having never even seen one in person, I guess I wasn’t too leery. But once I was gliding into the thing, I realized just how bad I have it. I can’t even stick my head under the bed to fish out the dog or socks, what made me think I could do this?
I have been seeking answers to a hip issue I have. Pain in joint and down leg. PT has not cured it. Steroids haven’t stopped it. It’s only been dogging me at various levels of pain for 30 years. But the last 5 or so years the pain has been steadily increasing in frequency.
The thing I don’t understand is, they keep asking me about my back pain. I HAVE NO BACK PAIN. I know, they are thinking it’s referred pain from a nerve in the back. But it is only the left hip, and only with certain movements, or after a grueling day I end up with local aching.
The PT helps when she distracts my hip. The exercises they have me doing for my core are not alleviating the pain. The exercises I am doing to stretch the hip are causing more pain than help. I am about at the end of my rope on the whole thing.
Thankfully they can schedule me at a facility with an open MRI, maybe I won’t fail that test? Pray for me. To get a backbone or something.