I hav oa in my hip, and going for steriod injection into hip

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tillypink
tillypink Member Posts: 212
edited 21. Jan 2011, 14:03 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hello all, not been on here for a while sorry :roll:

Would like some advice if possible please!

I hav OA in my hip, and going for steriod injection into hip for the 1st time tomorrow(thursday) and I'm crapping it to put it politely :cry: !!

Have to be in the day hospital for 8am in the morning and might have to stay overnight! not the best when I hate hospitals and not good with needled either!

Just wanting to know if anyone has had the injection and what was it like please?

Thanks Tillypink
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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Tillypink

    DON'T PANIC!!!!

    You will be fine.

    the overnight thing is just a precaution.

    However suggest you tell em how scared you are so the get you out of the way first.....before you bottle it!! :wink:

    I too am a needle phobe and had one in my hip bursa a bit back then two more since.

    You can keep your pants on (I did) and it dooesn't hurt that much as the include a local anaesthetic with it as well as the steroid stuff.

    On returning home you need to rest for a day or two (I mean it) so expect to be waited on :grin:

    I do hope it works for you - it doesn't for everyone, but when it does it's wonderful :grin:

    LOve

    Toni xx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tilly
    I am waiting for the same injections, well for bursitis...not sure if is the same...like you I will have to stay in overnight due to having reaction when I had them in my back.
    Good luck with it, and please let us know how you get on.
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Somebody else recently posted about this, she is waiting to have hers done, I hope she spots your thread. I've not had it done, but frogmorton is right, you will need to rest a very great deal after, to give it the best chance to work. I hope it goes well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks for the info, only found out yesterday when they phoned me to say they had a space for me for tomorrow... and been worried loads!

    Will reply soon as I come home hopefully tomorrow and not friday , fingers crossed I don't stay overnight :wink:

    x
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tilly, if its same as the ones I had recently it's ok, it's over with fairly quickly and as mentioned there is a local too... Don't look while it's bring done like I've done both times (knees not spine obviously, lol) but I'm a bit sick like that, I like needles... I know, weirdo.. Haha
    We will all be there with you on pocket duty so don't fret hun... Make sure you wear pants with plenty of pockets..

    Best wishes
    :grin:
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  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tillypink,

    probably best not to know until last minute - less time to fret and worry.

    Not had it done myself ... and like you I'm not keen on needles.

    Gather a few DVDs, reading matter and of course have your laptop at hand - for your few days of rest.

    Hope it really makes a difference,

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    and yes, I forgot to say the same........
    Rest and then rest some more...
    :grin:
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  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    :P thanks for ur messages everyone, just on my way to hospital now x
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tillypink,

    Try not to worry too much its not so bad and over very quickly. I love the local cus for a bit it stops you feeling all the pain if there is enough put in :wink:

    We do do half decent pocket duties if you would like?

    Your going to be fine flower. Cris x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    Morning tillypink, I hope it all goes well. I am thinking of you, let us know how you got on as and when you can - but there's no rush on that front. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tilly
    good luck for today, and fingers crossed for you that they don't keep you over night.
    take care, you will be fine.
    juliepf x
  • chris7
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    Hi Tilly

    Only just catching this, but hope we are not wriggling around too much in your pockets!. Hope it goes well for you today and that you are soon home and resting.
    Hang in there
    Chris
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
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    Hi Tilly, hope it went ok for you.... Make sure that you are resting when you get home!
    :grin:
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
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    Hope you are at home with your feet up now Tilly :grin:

    Love

    Toni xx
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Peeps

    Just got home bout half hr ago! I've had the worst day so far in my life :cry: !

    Was at the hospital for just after 8am this morning, went down bout 11.30, managed to numb the area, but cause it was so tender everytime they tried to inject the bone I was nearly on the ceiling of the opreration room! Worst pain ever I'm sorry to say!

    Was sent back upto the day hospital ward, had to wait till 1pm and stay on nill by mouth and go back down and have the whole injection thing done again and was put under general anisteic and was out cold! was good in one way, but came too and had a panic attack and was so groggy, thought they had't done it..lol. but they had thank god!

    Came back to ward and kept there for a bit, but feels like my leg is dragging behind me and feels weird and floppy! got somemore strong painkillers and been told to rest up !

    Thank you all for your support today :P , lookin forward to my bed in about 5mins!

    xxx
  • fayrose
    fayrose Member Posts: 241
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    That sounds awful, I'm so sorry you've had such a ghastly experience.
    I hope you can get a good night's sleep and take it easy for the next few days. x
  • Rictina
    Rictina Member Posts: 95
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    OMG thats awfull ! Im so sorry what you had to go through.. I hope you have a good nights sleep & feel better in the morning.

    Im due to have a similar thing in a month or so's time .. eekkkkk :sad:
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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
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    Hope that you sleep well tonight, and make sure that you rest for at least a couple of days, give it time to work it's way around...

    Best wishes :grin:
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • chris7
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    Hi Tilly

    Sorry it was such an awful day for you but glad you did get home this evening. Hope you are sleeping well and that tomorrow is a better day. ((( )))
    Chris
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    thanks again for all ur kind messages :wink: !

    Have't slept great, so sofa bound today in my pjs and slippers and sky tv :P , and takin it easy!

    thanks tillypink
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
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    that's ma girl tilly... Rest and a bit more rest... Lol
    Did the anaesthetic wear off through the night? Mine did, lol..

    Hope things settle quickly for you hun, and you feel the full benefits.

    Hope someone is there to run around after you etc etc...


    Be well.. :grin:
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    I adore GA. I am so envious, it's the only thing that knocks the pain on its head. Any injection into any joint is never going to be a wonderful experience, and I think for something like a hip they should knock you out as a matter of routine - I know that means more time and expense for the NHS but for crying out loud . . . . .

    Rictina? This is going to sound so daft but please try not to panic. Find out now if sedation (not GA, just the 'light' sort) is an available option, and fight for it if they say no. I had light sedation for both radioactive treatments on my left knee and I couldn't have cared less what they were doing to me. I was given it because I had to be kept in overnight for radiation monitoring, but they won't do it in a day clinic, well not at my hospital anyway. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tillypink
    tillypink Member Posts: 212
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    I'm so sorry Rictina if i've scared u with my experience yesterday, they only knocked me out cause it was so sore and tender and loads of pain, they said it does't happen very often, its usually done by local not general!

    I'm resting loads just had a shower was a bit of a knightmare but managed, and they told me to use a walking stick too as I had't been using one previously, which is helping loads :P!

    xx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
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    Hi Tilly

    Oh bless you sounds as tough it didn't go well for you at all :sad:

    Use teh stick - sorry i forgot to tell you to take it with you before you went and rest for a day or so - you knwo if it works you will still want it done again, but you'll know for next time eh?

    Rictina

    Don't panic not everyone has this response - you will likley be fine and come back with a way diferent story. I wish you the best of luck.

    Love

    Toni xx
  • Rictina
    Rictina Member Posts: 95
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    Thank you all so much for your lovely support to me. Im such a wuss when it comes to hospitals .. lol.

    I will let you all know how I get on & hopefully with a different story to Tilly's.


    Tilly how are you feeling now ? Sending you some cyber hugs :smile:
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