When you meet with your consultant surgeon they'll ensure that you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your hip injection. They will discuss with you what'll happen before, during and after the procedure and any pain you might have. Take this time to ensure your mind is put at rest. We know that having an operation of any type can be stressful so we've created a short downloadable guide that you might find useful to print off and use to write down any questions you may have. Do take this with you to your consultation.
I too am in the same stage as you - I am off to see two hip surgeons on the 7th and 8th Dec to take their advice (8th is a second opinion and he is a research surgeon). I dont think this steroid is going to last at all, and my surgeon did say they don't always work if that gives you any comfort, and I too share your worries and am glued to all of these discussions! I know with my own scan the MRI didn't show the osteoarthritis but my Xray did (and this is common apparently) - I have some tasty osteocytes . spurs etc - have you had this done? I had friends winding me up about the steroid not working as much as I had hoped but draw comfort from my scan (and my 1st surgeon's comments) if that is of help.