Thank you for the many emails asking why I have not updated this blog in a long time, I have simply had little new to say.
I have ongoing bilateral hip issues, FAI impingement caused by pincer. My right hip, operated on over 18 months ago, has had some improvement to pre-op. However as I suspected from day 7 post op, surgery did not fully work... I have ongoing sitting pain, walking pain and over-doing it pain and can't swim as many as 20 lengths without pain and I still have night pain. All the same symptoms, just to a lesser degree... I can do everything for a bit longer, but ultimately the pain returns and I still have issues with muscle spasms.
As some of you know, I did follow all protocol with exercises and physio and then some, for over a year, to little avail.
My old consultant appeared to lose interest and I gave up asking him questions, as I felt it served only to irritate him, rather than engage his urge to consider what went wrong.
My left hip has deteriorated and I have almost identical symptoms on my left hip now, pain on flexing hip, sitting, walking and the resulting muscle spasms in the surrounding hip flexors, glutes and anterior thigh too. Wuhoo lucky me!
I am very much looking forward to seeing this new consultant and hoping this is a new dawn on my hip story. The journey has not been one I forecast. I genuinely thought I'd have both hips done and dusted by Christmas 2009, but hey-ho life doesn't always follow your ideals! Onwards and upwards. I will let you know the outcome from this Friday's consultation.