I still need to write up the whole story, but just to update the family and friends:
I only had to take a regular dose of over-the-counter ibuprophen yesterday morning, and I may skip that step today. My hip may not be my BFF right now, but it's finally stopped trying to kill me.
My knee? It feels...well, I can't say better as it didn't hurt before...now it kinda just feels tight in an "I've-been-fencing-for-12-hours" kind of way.
All in all, I'm not complaining and can't wait for my last follow-up on Monday when, I hope this will all be in the past and I can enjoy the last few hours of summer.