It has been a month since my last post and a lot has happened in the past month. I have good news and bad news. I will start with the good. MY BALANCE HAS IMPROVED! This is huge for me as I haven’t seen an improvement in the past 2 years. I rate my balance by the use of the wobble board and my heel to toe walking going from solid ground to a spongy mat. As of last Friday my control of the wobble board has improved and I don’t have to hold a side rail or keep my eyes on my feet as I wobble around. Same goes for my heel to toe walking. This is much harder. I was able to walk heel to toe on the squishy mat without holding onto the rail. It may not sound like a lot but it’s huge for me.
Now for the bad news. I found out 2 weeks ago I have FAI (Femoroacetabular impingement) in my right hip. I have been testing it out and it seems like after I push past 7 kilometres the pain becomes too much and I am forced into a limp. The pain sticks around for a couple of days after as well. This is not good. When I first found out my physio and I thought it could be controlled by anti-inflammatory medication and correct use of my legs while I train. This has not been working over the past couple of weeks. I have consulted with a specialist and I am having a MRI on Friday and I will know the results next week. Surgery is an option and it will be a 2 month recovery. Luckily I have time up my sleeve and I can push the walk back by 6-8 weeks if I need.