Monday, July 7, 2014

Ton 'o Bricks

Attempting the "Couch to 5 K" and having to start all over again. No bueno. I feel like lead trying to run and my hips are freaking out. But I KNOW that I can do this!  I want to be a runner so bad I can't stand it!  I want those darn metals, people!!!  Just kidding....sort of.  So, I'm opening up the blog to YOU!  Any tips from you runners out there?  Or even just some words of wisdom from you fitness gurus?  

I may be down, but I'm NOT out!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hot Baths at Dawn

Yep. You read that right. It's not even 0300 and I've already hit the whirlpool tub for the morning...taken my Tramadol and Celebrex... and said my prayers. Hips hurt so much they woke me up. Boo!  So I thought I'd take the opportunity to update my friends and fellow hip chicks....and pray I don't drop my iPad into the tub!  Yikes!

I had my appointment with Dr. R at Texas Children's Hospital....always a fun experience (you recall my affinity for Disney and lollipops). The poor man is baffled. I have stumped him. He has absolutely no idea why I should be having the pain I am after FAI surgery was supposed to correct the defect. Great. The doc is stumped. And this nurse is even MORE confused. So, it's back to hip injections we go!  If you've kept up with the blog (and if you haven't, welcome!) I wrote a quite descriptive experience of said injections in my post titled "Children's Hospitals" (if you want to go back and read it, I won't rehash the experience here). My dear friend and fellow hip chick, Janelle, has recently gone back down the injection route and sounds like it doesn't get any easier. So, we will continue to pray this finds some, albeit temporary, relief until we decide if another surgery is in the future. 

On a happy note...Big Daddy and I have joined a gym!  I haven't been able to run in months, which really, REALLY bums me out. But I'm rockin' that elliptical like nobody's business and lifting weights. Trying to get back in shape after all this hip mess is quite the challenge, but I'm soooo ready!  I started running again about a year ago and my weight hasn't changed all that much since then (because of the irregular run sessions) so it's time to get serious and get this body back in shape!  I'm also doing the myfitnesspal app, so whoever wants to be my "friend" come on over!  My user name is sweethipchick...come find me!  xoxo

Monday, April 28, 2014

With A Vengeance

I am lying here, while my baby girl gives me a back rub (she is so precious to me!), feeling that oh so familiar sensation deep in my hip bones. And I just want to weep. It's back. The pain is back...with a vengeance!  Well, or did it ever really leave in the first place?  Who knows?  So, I'm back on the good 'ol blog again...pouring my little heart out. I thought we were done. I truly thought that we were through with all this hip mess. There was always a chance the surgeries wouldn't completely work...that the dysplasia would be too severe...but we didn't want to believe that. Besides, I recovered so well!  I did all the Physical Therapy and even started to RUN!!!  But that soon came to a screeching halt, due to pain. Thinking that maybe I just need to get a few pounds off these poor hips, I dropped 20 pounds....and instead of the pain subsiding, it's grown worse and worse with each passing month. We can no longer call this "post-op pain"....this is a much bigger beast and has been growing every step of the way. 

I finally got the "stubborns" out of the way and saw my family doctor today. "I thought we were through with all that hip mess!" declares Dr. S. Yeah. Me too, buddy. Me too. So, we're back at square one. Referral to the hip specialist and back I go to Texas Children's Hospital!  (I recall they have good food there, which is a plus!)  But for now, it's Tramadol and Celebrex and very hot baths. And prayer...LOTS of prayer. Prayer that the doctors will figure out what's wrong. Prayer that they can fix me with minimal to no further surgeries. Prayer that I can make it through another work day, tears pushed aside, so I can be the best nurse possible for my patients....and the best wife and mother for my precious family....and the best doggie-mommy to our sweet baby boy, Gunner. ❤️