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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hip Update

In one of my previous posts I talked about how my hip has been hurting me. Well, today I went to the doctor and found out what is going on.

Good news: I don't need surgery. I might need surgery eventually, but not now.

Bad news: I've torn part of the muscle in my hip. :( Dear Lord it hurts SO bad today. The doctor poked and prodded and pushed and manuevered my hip around and I can definitely feel it.

So, no running for me for a little bit. It is actually quite upsetting and kind of depressing. I use running to help with my depression, plus it's something I LOVE to do and I'm good at. Now I can't do it for a while.

My doctor has put me on steroids (Prednizone Pack) for 6 days (oh boy!) to help with the healing process. I would like to think that after the 6th day I'll be able to run again, but I've never been on steroids, I don't know how they work, I don't know how fast I'm going to heal.

In the meantime, it hurts to sit, stand, lie down, everything. Ugh.


Jeannie said...

So sorry to hear! I know what you mean about running being a stress relief and fighting depression! How about spinning? Can you spin? What muscle in your hip and do you know how you hurt it?

Candice said...

Oh no!! boo!! injuries are the worst! But I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason even if we don't understand why.. keep your head up! love ya! ps. come to pump again!

Hales Family said...

Love, Love, LOVE the prednisone. I use it all the time for my back. For me. I've never had a single side effect and it always works wonders without the mind games that pain pills cause. Good luck with it all. I hope you heal fast!

cindy said...

Sorry to hear this news, I know how much you love running. Good luck with the healing process. It's going to be hard for you to take time off, but you need to take care of yourself. Hopefully you'll be back running soon. Take care.

Brice.TawniWilliams said...

So sad about your hip!! BOO! But I am very glad you don't need surgery right now - heal WELL!!