I’m not good at confrontation, dealing with issues or accepting life’s curve balls.
I am, however, good at blocking things out, laughing things off and trying to pretend everything is okay.
Isn’t that nice?
Taught a spin class and did a little weight circuit at home. (One minute on a strength move with 4 burpees in between each move for 16 different moves). It kicked my bootie in about 20 minutes.
First of all, it’s totally okay to be jealous of my new little brace my PT made me last week.
At that same appointment he also told me that he didn’t think he could help me and that I needed to go back to my orthopedic surgeon and/or see a hip specialist.
My exercises didn’t seem to be doing the job of stabilizing my hip the way that he had hoped they would.
It was a great day.
He said he thinks that I have hip hypermobility syndrome that ties with hip dysplasia. He suggested that I may need a cortisone shot to help take down the inflammation.
So, let’s see, to sum things up a bit here we go:
I think my main pain these days is coming from hip dysplasia rather than the torn hamstrings as was the original concern with my injury.
I haven’t really run for over 2 months. I haven’t even jogged or jolked for 2 weeks.
I actually felt pretty good for the first time yesterday (meaning I didn’t wake up in pain or have as much pain throughout the day with just walking, cross training, teaching classes, etc.).
Things just may be looking up around here. I’m very tempted to try a little jog, but I’m forcing myself to take at least another week off. I’m trying to be smart and look at the big picture.
Sure, I’m supposed to race the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Sunday and then race the San Francisco Marathon 2 weeks after that. Whelp, I’m not doing either. I’m starting to learn how to cancel reservations and just let race entries sit unclaimed like the best of them. Let me know if you ever need any help with that.
In all seriousness though, this is rough. It shouldn’t be. I should just be thankful for the time to rest, get things together and prioritize life, but it’s just tough. It’s tough emotionally and physically. I feel guilty that I feel that way because there are so many others with problems and injuries that are so much worse. I wish I could just snap out of it, but heck, sometimes you just can’t.
My doctors have not said anything about modifying my activity more than I already have so I’m going to keep teaching my classes and cross training.
I’m not even going to attempt to run or jog for at least another week though even if I keep feeling better.
Over the past few months I tried acupuncture a couple times. I liked it, but am not sure it helped that much with everything.
I also saw my chiropractor a good 6 times. Same thing. I think it helped a bit, but no significant difference.
I saw my physical therapist twice. Just told you about my second visit.
this Friday I’m having prolotherapy done for the first time.
I’m nervous, as I always am with anything new, but the doctor I had my consultation with was really great and at this point I’d like to make sure I explore all options to hopefully take care of this before it’s too late and I need a totally hip replacement (which may not be too far away if I’m not careful).
There’s really not that much information out there on hip dysplasia. Seriously, if you Google it you get all these things on dogs having it, not humans. Here’s the best overview I could find.
I also researched nonsurgical treatment for hip dysplasia and this answer from Discovery Health was a pretty good one.
Although I’m a little concerned with the talk about adopting an anti-inflammation diet and how certain foods in the nightshade family (like cayenne) might boost inflammation. Oopsies.
Okay, well, that’s enough injury talk for me right now. Short and sweet for a change. I’m definitely going to do more research on prolotherapy, anti-inflammatory diets this week. I’m also still reading that It Starts With Food book that touches on joint inflammation a bit in one section.
I’ve read a couple things online that say patients with hip dysplasia aren’t really supposed to be distance runners.
Maybe Judah can “go poo poo” on that thought instead of on the house like he wanted to do. Ha.
Gosh darn it, I want to have one heck of a comeback story.
You know what else I want?
I want to have this new version of my breakfast STUFTwich every day this week.
So darn awesome.
Blueberry Breakfast STUFTwich
1/2 cup egg whites (microwaved in a bowl sprayed with nonstick spray)
a little coconut oil and buckwheat honey
fresh blueberries (as many as you can try to fit or smoosh in the sandwich)
*You can even add a little chia berry jam in there too, but it doesn’t need it.
Have a great day!
Thoughts/experiences with prolotherapy.
Thoughts/experiences with hip dysplasia.
Thoughts/experiences with anti-inflammatory diets.
Favorite breakfast sandwich.