Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Update #3....& Looking Good!
5:00a.m. alarm! There was never a time I was "looking good" at that hour! But the news is good......."Glute Medius Tendonitis", same diagnosis as Physiotherapist; how encouraging is it when 2 out of 2 of your medical professionals agree!
The Sports Medicine Doctor, whom I've known for many years, knows me well enough now, that when I say: "Whatever it takes....", after telling me that I'm looking for a "quick fix" & explaining the problem & its causes etc..etc..& that it might hang around for 12 months, nevertheless knows better than to talk sense to this old dame! Instead, after having me stand on one leg at a time & then him twisting legs, hips & back in every direction & telling me my legs etc, were "in good shape!"... he very delicately stuck a very nice long needle in my butt for a cortisone injection which should settle down any inflammation in 2-3 days!! By which time, Hurrah! Hurrah! I can start back slowly but stay away from hills & run on the flat. Easier said than done, but I'll find something I hope. No need for any massage or hands on Physiotherapy, but important to keep up the strengthening exercises given by the Physio. After this 50km, take stock & be sensible!! Of course I will! After Canberra, training will be totally different from anything I've ever done before...or even since!!
This might be of interest : : I was telling him I recently sent away for the DVD "Pilates for Runners & Cyclists" from Studio Pilates Australia (I saw it in this month's Runners World, I think) & he said it's excellent; I've tried Pilates several times & have been bored to tears each time & given up! This concentrates just on core strengthening so I'm going to try to do it every other day. I had a look at it & every exercise is very well demonstrated, it's not at all boring & I know it's something I'd enjoy doing. (No financial interest at all in this product!)
Finally, almost.....I'll have another cortisone injection - under ultra-sound - in 2 weeks time; this one in Bowral! So watch out for the cortisone junkie on April 9!!
Really finally : thanks to all of you for your interest & especially your encouragement, which as much as any injection, will get me to the start line after all! (Let's not even think about the finish!). I can't imagine what my life would be like without all of you being part of it....so says Chickybabe from the heart!