Whew, have I been busy. Well, the injection went very well. It was nothing like I thought it was going to be. I watched the whole thing on the monitor. The only pain was the initial stick with the needle, and that only burned a little, so it really wasn’t pain. It was so cool to see the ink go into the joint. That was a “wow” moment. lol
My hip felt better immediately after. I could walk up stairs without the joint locking up, I could bend at the waist, and squat thru the hips. I was amazed. I waited two days to give the medication time to do its thing, then I started training again. My first run back after almost three months down went quite well. I was not expecting to run 2 miles at pace. I thought I would have to walk/run. I felt stronger than ever in my run, which is unusual. It was an awesome first run after being down for so long with a hip that just was not cooperating. Now I am back up to my 6 mile training. I feel great, my legs feel great and strong. I didn’t get any injuries such as sore calves or shin splints – which I kept most of last summer, is was horrible- I have been training 6 days a week like I normally do. Its like I never stopped. The extra weight I gained is starting to come off. So I am very optimistic for the summer. Hopefully I won’t have to have another injection before winter–or not at all.
Even thought I will eventually have to have the hip replacement, its inevitable, I am quite happy and relieved at this moment in time with the result of the injection. I honestly did not think it would have gone this well. I am so happy. Hopefully my hip will hold out for many years before surgery.
I will posting back with periodic updates. Keep running everyone. It’s one of life’s greatest pleasures, and only a runner can truly understand that. … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)