It's been a rough couple of days. I went to PT again this Monday in NY. We did some extensive work on everything, including my hip. Stacey told me I might feel very sore later on because my muscles were worked very hard.
During my night class I started to get a shooting pain coming from my hip. It was too much to bear so I caught the eye of my teacher and left the room. She shortly followed and we came up with a plan. First I called my PT to make sure this was not abnormal. Turns out the sharp pain was still due to the physical therapy in the morning. So we got me downstairs into an office and for the rest of class I was able to ice my hip and take 4 advil which brought significant relief.
I'm so grateful for everyone who helped me yesterday, specifically my teacher for being understanding and helpful. And also to one of my friends who stayed with me for hours, brought me dinner, and got me back to my room. I'm so tired of getting help, but it's a relief to know that I have friends who are always ready to offer it.
I've been trying to take it very easy since yesterday. I only sit when I'm in class, and try to keep my hip straight. I'm also going to my athletic trainer at school every morning to get ice and stim, as well as ultrasound, and then to get my lower back taped like I showed in earlier posts. I think these treatments are working and helping to calm down the inflamation. I still feel a soreness today, but at least the direct pain is gone.
I'm also still having some burning and discomfort while sitting, but only after longer periods of time. I have a three hour class that is a bit of a chore to get through, but at least it's interesting. I definitely see some improvement from last week though. I just have to be patient.
The silver lining in all of this is that what changed recently was that my hip got very inflamed and started to hurt, which was a catalyst to all my other problems. This shows the direct correlation between my hip and pelvic/sitting pain. So, I'm becoming more and more convinced that once my hip is healed completely and as long as I keep working hard at physical therapy, I can put this whole experience behind me. Hope everyone is doing well.