This morning, I had my third acupuncture session. I've been really pleased, so far, with the results. Granted, I'm still a little nervous about the needles -- especially since I'm still sporting a livid green bruise on my throat from last week -- but I'm also experiencing significant reductions in the pain and discomfort in my hip and leg. When I saw P today, he was extremely apologetic about the bruising, saying it's "very rare" but not anything to worry about.
For this third session, he changed his approach a bit. Previously, he'd been focusing on my belly and front and legs. Today, he applied needles to my back and spine. I'm feeling pretty good right now. During this past week, there have actually been times when I've paused and realized, "Hey, I'm not feeling any pain!" Later it will flare back up, bad as ever, but this seems like good progress to me.