I just came back from a rheumy appointment. I went in there because I had a large lipoma years ago in my right hip, buttock area. The lipoma was removed, but a year later pain in the same area and surrounding areas have returned. I had an X-ray, recent MRI, and both of these tests revealed nothing. My doctor was checking for bursitis, which I thought I had, recurrent lipoma, or scar tissue. At least I didn't have to argue with her to give me the MRI, she allowed one pretty quickly. I also had a Kennalog shot in my hip which did nothing. Now she wants me to try Ultrasound with physical therapy. I told her I would not attempt physical therapy without having at least the Ultrasound, massage, tens unit, any other modalities that I can get. I tried physical therapy before without ultrasound or other therapies, and I just couldn't do any of the exercises they wanted me to do. My hip, butt, and thigh areas were just too tender and sore. Now this is affecting my job at a local hospital. At an 8 hour a day job, half of it is sitting and the other half is constant walking to all the floors, lifting charts, pulling charts and carts. I basically like my job and can't afford to give it up. I work in the medical records department, which is stressful. My anxiety over this can be overwhelming and I'm not sure what to do. My doctor wants me to try everything I possibly can before referring me to a pain specialist because she said they will most likely just give me drugs, and my system is so sensitive to medications. I feel like my muscles are sore, tender, inflamed, but tests reveal nothing unusual. I should be used to this by now, tests coming back normal, nothing new. Of course, I wouldn't want it to be anything serious, but you all know what I mean, this just puts me at a dead end again. Thanks for listening. Hugs to all, Chelz.