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Posted Aug 19 2009 6:32pm
Everything seems to be going well with my recovery. I go to physical therapy right by school three times a week and go into NY to see Stacey once a week. Both of my physical therapists are communicating together to come up with a good plan for me. I have laid off working on my hip right now and have been spending a lot of time on core stabilization. This way I won't tighten my pelvic floor when working out.

I still do cardio- so I go on the stair master for 15 minutes and then the treadmill. Sometimes I also do the elliptical at school. I can only walk on the treadmill, but I make sure to make it difficult for myself. I generally walk a mile after the stair master, doing each lap at 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and finally 4.4 which brings me to about a 14:15 mile. I also do another mile at the end of my workout. This way I still feel like I'm doing something. At this point I'm dying to go back to hiking, rock climbing, and dancing, but I know it's too soon. And the last thing I want is to make it worse and have to repeat this long process.

I also think my sitting pain has gotten better- I'm slowly seeing results. Right now I'm in a lot of pain, but I think it's just because it's almost my time of the month. I'm also pretty sore today after manual therapy. We are still noticing a huge difference in my side- my right tissue is so much better than my left. So this is pretty promising. My left hip was operated on and is still in the recovering stage.

In other news, it looks like I'm also going to be in a case study of about 10 participants who have had labral tears in their hip related to pelvic pain. There's a conference on Vulvovaginal Pain in the fall, and the hope is to present these findings then. I'm so thrilled that this information is finally getting out there. So many gynecologists and surgeons and specialists just look at the specific area that is in pain and refuse to acknowledge the rest of your body. I might not have had a noticeable pain in my hip for years, so I am so glad it was caught now. Research is so important because there are still many questions left unanswered.
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