Thursday, December 20, 2007

Growing Pains

Add ice skating to my list of recovered skills.

And - my leg is getting bigger! It's now only 1/2" smaller in diameter than my regular leg. (Which may have more to do with Christmas cookies than anything else, but still.) As much as my yogic perspective makes every step on the elliptical machine another notch of binding in the front of my hip that I'll have to undo later, every one-legged hamstring curl another millimeter of forward bending that I have to refind, it seems to be working. Although my butt still spasms on a daily basis. I have magnesium oil which I am supposed to rub on the area, which is supposed to take care of the situation. I have my doubts, as you can probably tell.

In any event, walking without joint pain and not having to plan my day based on how much I can handle before I have to throw in the towel and just go home is the best holiday gift I can imagine. The rest is small potatoes.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for your blog.

After 4 years of unsuccessfully trying to treat my hip pain with PT, chiro, pilates, massage and accupunture, I finally broke down and saw Dr. Buly. Turns out, I have hip dysplasia and need to have both of my hips reconstructed.

I'm meeting with him next Wednesday so that he can go over the specifics in detail and I'll hopefully find out when I can get on the surgery calendar.

I'm scared to death but I also just want to get it over with. I'm tired of the pain and until I get the surgery, it's only going to get worse.

Your blog answered a lot of the questions I had, and for that I am truly grateful.

I wish you all the best in '08.

Sarah said...

I'm so glad that it's been helpful. Make sure you check out the other blogs out there, especially the ones I have listed. They've been invaluable to me. And rest assured that you are in the best possible hands with Dr. Buly. Depending on what surgery you need, he may or may not end up as your actual surgeon, but all the Drs at HSS are fantastic and he'll definitely make sure the right one is working with you. Tell him I said hi!

Nadine Fawell said...

You are making such great progress, Sarah, wow! Happy New Year - I think this one will be a good one for you!


Sarah said...

thank you so much Nadine! Happy New Year to you too!