Things have been very hectic the past few weeks. Summer came to a close and I launched headfirst into my jobs, school, and tennis. There are a couple things to report. First, I was contacted by Wellsphere to be a featured healthblogger. I'm pretty excited for the opportunity and ask you to check out their website and their community for any health questions or issues you might be having. I'm also happy to report that after visiting my surgeon last week that I was given the green light. He was very impressed with my recovery. While I'm not at 100%, I can be active again without being afraid of re-tearing my hip. I am still going to physical therapy three times a week and now will be playing tennis around 4-5 times a week and going to the gym twice a week. Although I have the green light, I am still being cautious about my activities. If at any point my hip hurts, I will stop, and if it's sore the next day, I know to take it down a notch.
I'm very proud that I have gotten to this point. Now that I can go back to tennis and dancing and rock climbing, I feel a lot more like myself. I feel like everything is coming back together.
As far as other things, I'm feeling pretty good. Again, it was the time in my cycle so I experienced increased pain levels and had problems sitting. But I'm continuing to see improvements. After my last exam we noticed my skin is very thing towards the very bottom of the vulva. So I'm going to make an appointment back with Dr. Nyirjesy in Philadelphia so I can get an estrogen/testosterone cream compounded, test my hormone levels, and get a liquid lidocaine to use for my dilator exercises. I'll try to see him by the end of September and hopefully get my skin back to a healthy level. I think using that along with the continued physical therapy will put me on a good track. I know it might take a year, but I don't mind waiting as long as I continue to see progress.