That, friends, is the sound my right hip makes now, every time I bend it.
Thankfully, I've been in to see my rheumatologist and I'll be getting a cortisone shot in it within the next week or so. She was great - I emailed yesterday afternoon, and she saw me at 8:30 this morning.
She did a range of motion exam, which hurt like hell but was not impossible. Despite the clicking, my range is still reasonably good and she thinks there is only a small amount of damage to the joint. We'll know more after the x-rays I get when I have the injection. She warned me that "damage breeds more damage", so I'll need to stay on top of things.
To that end, I signed up for a membership to the Y near my apartment. They've changed their pool scheduling, so now I can take a therapy aquafit class a couple of nights a week. I went last Thursday and again last night. Yes, it was me with a group of 80+ year old women (and I was the only one who appeared to be struggling), but it was a good class and I left feeling like I'd had a decent amount of exercise, even though I did have to cheat on some of the hip stuff. And floating around with no weight on my joints felt wonderful. The best part is that they make you sign up for six months at a time, so now I've got to keep at it.
I mooned about on the weekend, feeling horrid. Cried, slept, grouched, ate pie. I'm ready to feel better.
I am so looking forward to this injection. I hope it works like the left one did.