Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Training Tuesday: injury update

This is going to be really short because I'm not ready to deal with everything.  I'm pissed and frustrated that I'm injured AGAIN.

I saw the doctor last night for what I thought would be 2 cortisone injections - one in my hip and one in my heel

I got a shot in my hip but the doctor said no shots to my heel without more "conservative therapies".  I got an X-ray and found out I have 2 bone spurs and they are too close to the tendons, which could be damaged by cortisone injections.  Those bone spurs will never go away.  Hopefully PT will make the pain lessen but I don't expect to ever run pain-free again.  (Yes, I'm feeling really negative right now - I'm sorry if this bothers you. It's my right to be upset.)  My hip hurts from the shot, too, and the effects of that won't happen for 3 or 4 days.  I have PT again this afternoon and hopefully I'll have an idea of what to expect in the next few weeks.

I wasn't ready to be done yet this season.  This is a really shitty way to end the year if I can't pull off another race or even go on a group run with my friends again.  One of my friends said no one can take the PRs away from me, but now I'm wondering if they were worth it.