I finally got a call from the specialist & will be going to (hopefully) get my hip figured out in May, which seems like a long time to wait but is certainly better than nothing.
My intention is not to get whiney, but I’ve been dealing with this pain for over a year now; it’s gotten to the point where the limitations I face have become natural.
People invite me to do specialized training, like plyos or something, & I have to say no because if I did that I wouldn’t be able to walk or sit without overwhelming pain for 1-2 weeks.
I also still can’t lay on my left side. Or cross my legs. Because doing either one means when I go from seated to standing, I get a razor sharp, breath stealing zap of pain in my hip that prevents me from being able to take a step for about 5-10 seconds.
I also can’t turn my knee outwards or move laterally without triggering the pain.
I’m not even upset about these things anymore because it’s been my reality for so long.
That isn’t to say I’m not fed-up & sick of fearing the pain & being limited in my movement. I’m just so accustomed to it that I don’t even think about it anymore.
So, I hope to have some answers by spring & to have a course of action planned out to fix whatever is wrong in there & that’s some light at the end of the tunnel. Perhaps I could even be pain-free by next year!