Hip Bursitis is exhausting irritability. Yes, the bursa is irritated. However, the irritability literally and figuratively affects the whole person.
I had difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position, going to sleep, and staying asleep. Waking up in the morning just meant I had a day of pain to face. I tried to be the same person to those around me, but found myself to be less patient, less tolerant and less present in the moment. Pain changed who I was. The pain was a constant ache made worse by sitting too long, standing too long, riding in a car too long and moving - period. The "too long" was an unknown variable that changed. I no longer planned life, I planned on limiting movement to avoid more pain, which isn't really living at all.
I am forever grateful for Fascial Counterstrain. I am now truly living again. It was not only a hip that was healed, a person was: a mother, daughter, aunt, teacher, friend, neighbor, volunteer, hopeful contributor to the community at large. The ripple effect will be unknown. I am able to be present at all times without constant pain draining who I am. Participating fully in everything is a blessing. I am able to swing on the playground and go sledding with my children. I can eagerly help a student in the back row, without consciously thinking that I have to walk all the way to the back of the classroom. Sleeping! I am once again enjoying activities instead of staying home just to find a comfortable position. Without the treatment, I can say that I would not be able to perform my current job with the physical demands of teaching...much less with joy.