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Fibro Feelings – Hipflex, Netflix

What is Fibro Feelings?

Has it really only been one week?! I feel like time has been dragging on since I’ve been attempting to rest my hip. Last week, I had my follow up appointment with my rheumatologist, regarding my hip and leg pain. For some reason he didn’t have a copy of the MRI report, but he still isn’t sure exactly what is going on. He did mention that he wants to do another ultrasound on it and that he is considering the possibility of it being bursitis. I’m so ready to get some answers for this constant, three-month long pain!

I’ve been trying a few things on my own to see if I can get some relief. One of the things I know about my hip is that it aggravates it to sit, walk or drive (basically, my hip hurts to do anything but lay). I’ve been trying to prop my legs up and rest to see if the pain improves. It has been very difficult for me to sit when I see so many things that need to get done around my house! Normally I’m in a busy prep mode for our annual party, but now I’m stopping myself from even picking up something off the floor if I drop it. You could say that my new motto is, “the least hip bending is the best.”

I also decided to go back and get a massage since it had helped my leg and hip feel better in October. My massage therapist said all the muscles in my leg and hip felt very tight – a lot like a pulled muscle feels. She spent about 30 minutes working on my upper leg and hip and it felt better for an hour or so. The following next 28 or so hours the whole area felt extra stiff and painful and I even developed two bruises! A couple days later though, my hip and leg were feeling a little better – so I’m hoping my efforts might be paying off. *fingers crossed*

One upside to all this resting is that The Helpful Hubby and I activated our year of streaming Netflix that a friend had given us for Christmas. We filled out our preferences, got some videos in que and watched a little Portlandia. You know how I love to watch some humor when I’m not feeling well. It is pretty handy and nice to have access to all these things that we’ve wanted to watch, but not enough to pay to see. Please, let me know if you have any suggestions of things we should watch on there.

What are your favorite Netflix shows?

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It's TV time!*

*Image Credit: from by Bryan Gosline


Comment from Lynda M O
Time January 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

Doc Martin from the BBC has four or five seasons available and it is a truly great series.


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks for the suggestion, I hadn’t heard of it!


Comment from Penny
Time January 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I’ve recently ordered netflix also. I just watched ” Fat, Sick and nearly Dead.” It motivated me enough to get dressed and make a grocery list. I like documentaries.


Felicia Fibro Reply:

I’m always looking for good documentary recs! The Helpful Hubby and I like them too.


Comment from Jacqui
Time January 18, 2012 at 12:41 am

For years they tried to blame my hip/leg pain on fibro or bursitis. My symptoms were exactly the same as yous. Nope, turns out I have 3 herniated disks in my lower spine causing sciatica. You might want to see a spine specialist to have this ruled out.
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Comment from Janet
Time January 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I had dreadful hip pain for years – turned out i had a damaged ligamentum teres which is the ligament right inside your hip that holds the ball of the hip joint on to your hip bone. Usually an injury of figure skating or ice hockey – yeah right bahaha. I may have injured it when i delivered my first son 18 yrs ago – had a lot of hip and leg pain during labour. Anyway i can have surgery for it but have to lose weight – but when i exercise more it hurts really badly. Currently massage of the muscles doing the work the ligament is supposed to do plus muscles strengthening keeps it at bay.


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks for sharing your story, Janet! I’m so sorry you have had to deal with that extra pain for so long. I’m glad you’ve found a way to keep the pain at bay and I wish you continued success.


Comment from Mackenzie
Time February 1, 2012 at 8:40 am

I love netflicks. If you like thriller’s you should check out Frozen on there. Awesome movie.


Felicia Fibro Reply:

I’ll add it to the queue – thanks!


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