.58 miles today! And my walking pace was pretty good . . . around 18:30 pace! Woo Hoo!!
This week I did visit my doctor. I was concerned that I didn't have a pain pill for two weeks . . . but when I started walking and began physical therapy, my pain level increased and hadn't gotten any better. I was concerned that maybe during my kidney stone experience I had messed up my hip.
Dr. Jones listened and then got some x-rays. Bottomline: everything looks good. I just need to show more patience. One thing he showed me really blew my mind . . . a before and after view of my femur head. It really amazed me how much bone he had removed . . . bone that was causing the labrum tear.
He wants me to keep after PT without pushing through sharp pain. Just brush up against the pain. Show patience. He reminded me I had big surgery. He really did a whole lot of repair and correction and it would all take time to heal. Pain may continue up to 6 weeks post surgery and possibly even more.
So I will show more patience.
.58 miles sure isn't very far. But quite frankly it was all I needed to do.
So when will I be able to resume running? Good question! I really am not sure. But I'm pretty sure it will be awhile!
Patience!! Patience!! Close you're eyes! Take a deep breath . . . exhale slowly . . . relax . . . it will come . . .
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