If you recall last week I went to the doctor to (once again) complain about my hip pain. My doctor didn’t seem to concerned because I didn’t have pain when he wiggled, poked, and bent my leg in all kinds of ways. I pointed to my spot and told him, “this is exactly where it hurts. It feels like an ice pick is jabbing me right here every time my foot strikes the ground. And if I keep pushing myself to run, the pain begins to radiate out from here and goes all over here” (imagine me pointing to my whole left hip, leg, and lower back….in a very exaggerated fashion.)
He said that due to my age it is not really customary to do an xray because most likely nothing will show. I told him I wanted the xray because in actuality – I have been complaining to him since the Brazen New Years Day race. And, have been dealing with it off and on since then. It hasn’t gotten better, so it was time to do something more than icing, Motrin, and foam rolling.
He gave in, and I had my xray done the following day.
I received a call today from my doctor which I already knew was bad news. Normally if the xray was normal, I’d get an email saying so.
But nope. It wasn’t nornal. They see a “linear lunacy on the xray, which represents a stress fracture of the hip.” But to be certain, I now I have to go in for an MRI tomorrow evening.
There’s still a small chance that what they are could be something as innocent as xray light streaks – but the doctor is pretty certain it is a fracture. Either way, I will know for sure after tomorrow.
To top it off, I have developed arthritis in my lower back. The doctor said he doesn’t want to tell me to stop running, but advises that non-weightbearing exercises would be a better option to help slow the progression of the arthritis. I’m going to research this, because I have heard differently in the past.
But either way – arthritis already and I’m not even midway through my
Thanks mom and dad for your crappy arthritic genes!!!!
I busted into a box of mike and ikes because that is how I cope most of the time when things suck.
But then I not only felt bummed about my medical news – I also felt fat and sluggish.
Per week two of my half marathon training plan, today calls stretch and strength…so I did 25 minutes of stretchy yoga and then did 20 minutes of body weight exercises…you know like squats, lunges, push ups, tricep dips, planks, sit ups, Russian twists, and of course burpees. Which totally made me sweaty and made me feel like throwing up.
I’m definitely going to have to completely modify my training plan because my goal is to still be able to run RNR in October. Hopefully.