Honestly, if something can go wrong with the hip, I am pretty sure I can make it happen. I mean, maybe not everything has gone wrong but this sure has been a long haul. And it keeps going, and going, and going. My Grampa today said that it is as if I walk around with one heck of a dark cloud regarding these hips. Thanks Grampa, thanks.
My hamstring attachment hurts a lot. I mean, as if recovering from the fourth surgery on the left side isn't enough, I get to deal with this too. And leftie has to become the good and strong guy in less than 7 weeks. He, right now, is NOT strong enough or happy enough to do his upcoming job. I know 7 weeks is a long time and he'll settle down, just doesn't make this any better at the current time.
Yesterday in PT I cried when he palpated the hamstring and figures that it is partially torn. It take a lot for me to cry because of the pain. I think it is because it is so acute that it hurts so badly. I have been icing like crazy, we KT'd up my hammy and will retape tomorrow differently since it is still sore. Apart from adding on ultrasound, I suppose time is my buddy at this point.
Today I needed head to the mall to get something for my hair for the upcoming wedding in which I am standing. It was fun looking at all the sparkly hair pieces and earrings. And I got some super sparkly earrings and hair piece. I am thrilled to wear them (although not thrilled with their price $$). I could make it to the store but had to stop and sit on a bench in the middle of the mall because I couldn't make it to the car and then had to push the buggy out to the car. I thought I was stronger and better than this, but then I remembered that my Mum and I had just gone to the library to figure out their less-than-ideal-for-the-technologically-challenged system where we stood, err, hung on the counter, for 15-20 minutes. This was too much for me and my hips. The pain in both sides reminded exactly of how I felt every single day whilst on rotations in the clinics and hospitals. Something that is just not healthy to do an something that I never want to do if I don't have to.
To end on a more positive note, I FINALLY slept last night. I praise the Lord for this, as I really felt like I was going to go off the deep end if I didn't get a decent night's sleep. Now I am going to drink some relaxing tea before I drug up and then go to bed in a couple of hours. Oh the joys post op from hip surgery with a pending surgery on the horizon.