Blobby does his exercises - strengthening and stretching - diligently. Many who go to PT aren't always compliant. I'm not that. I really want to be better.
As I said, I'm two months in and while things are better, I won't say they're "good". Last Saturday I only got 4 miles (well, 4.18....but who's counting?) in of the groups 8 mile run. The hip hurt from the word 'go'. I'd say, by mile 3, I wasn't noticing it that much, but I know it wasn't self-healing, so I did the right thing by turning back.
Still, my PT thought it would be time for me to go back to the doc and even suggested the cortisone shot I'd been considering.
I told my peeps last weekend, I was afraid to ask for you, for fear of being told no or worse, to stop running. But I bit the bullet and on Tuesday called for an appointment - one that was two + weeks out. I wasn't happy. I'd say I worked the system and to a degree I did. I do have access to see thing that mere mortals cannot, but still, if you're trying to get into a doc call every morning to see if they have any cancellations. My 2+ weeks became 2 days. Yayyy me.
I won't get into it but a huge snafu in radiology made me wicked late for my appointment. And while they did hip x-rays, I wasn't expecting to have to wear a gown.
The doc, as always, was great. I love my ortho doc. I mean, I COULD love him. Yesterday I did love him. I didn't even have to beg for a cortisone shot to the hip and knee. I thought he might limit how much he could do - and I prepared to say, if you can only do one, do the hip.
But I got both.
It's only been five hours since shot and drafting of this post, but I think (?). my knee feels way better and my hip pain lessened. It might totally be placebo effect at this point. I think I'll have a better idea in a day or so.
Considering the hip joint shot location, the injection wasn't really painful. The needles was fine, it was the pressure of him pushing that made me uncomfortable........and yes, that IS what she said. The knee one was nothing.
I am so ready to be better and get back to running, not hobbling running, but getting to better times and longer distances. With the weather getting better......and hopefully old man parts on the mend, I will be able to achieve this.
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