Originally Posted by Michigan Planner
I am now registered and will be there for the fun!
It's a fun day. Lots of energy everywhere.
Early, this morning, I ran 5 miles (a half-Crim) before the heat and humidity ratchet it up. My pace was slow: 8'40" but it was constant. Getting there....
In my entire life, I've never been really sick or injured. In forty years of teaching, I've missed only five days of school due to illness.
From January to May, I went from one doctor to another and from one therapist to another. (And, I went to some of the most highly respected hip/leg doctors and therapists in SE Michigan.) I was told to "take it easy" and come back in 6 weeks. "Here's a shot to make you feel better." Because of the pain, I did not even feel like doing the most simple exercise. It is easy to baby oneself.
Finally, after getting an MRI and an arthrogram, did the doctor know what was the cause and was not the cause-- there was no bone injury) At the same time, I began working with an exceptional physical therapist who is also a teacher at a local university. After a few weeks, he's got me back on the pavement. It's not pretty, but I'm back.
In retrospect, I wish that I had
Edited by clarinetplayer - 6/23/13 at 3:12am
- worked with a trainer to find out what exercises I could do while "taking it easy". I became super un-motivated. Better to do some small things rather than nothing at all. It was painful just to look out the window and watch all the runners passing by our house. It was depressing.
- insisted on getting an MRI right away. X-rays tell nothing. I feel that so many weeks were wasted while seeking an answer.
- looked more thoroughly for a therapist who is "up" on all the latest research and theories. Finally, I found a person who is also a university teacher and a research person.