I think I posted this earlier but not sure it ever went through. 13 weeks post op and my hammie is doing great. As I increase my workouts with my PT's support, my leg seems to be angry at me and I feel it is upsetting my nervous system. I also just returned to work last week and the first day of all day sitting almost put me over the edge. By the end of the week it seemed a bit better but feel like I am upsetting the whole leg at the moment. Any 'old-timers' have a similar experience? I am going to see my ortho surgeon tomorrow to see if he thinks I need to change something around in my daily routine. Thanks for any input!
Greggo - congrats - you are a true inspiration to the group!
Kelly - 'hang' in there - take it day by day and try to fill your time with something that you enjoy. You are on your way to happier days!
Janemarie - sounds like you are kickin' butt - so glad to hear that you are doing so well!
Well, my surgeon thinks the cause of my angry leg is a case of sciatica, caused by imbalance and/or weakness in my back. My PT started back exercises today and did an assessment - my injured side is carrying a bit higher than my right side so we will focus on straightening this out and see if the sciatica subsides soon. In the meantime, anti-inflammatories are keeping me sane!
Love2run,, and Ball coach
So sorry to hear about your sciatica Not much fun I bet.. I still have some issues with my S.I joint in my hip and I really think it is from that brace for 6 weeks.. Brace is great for hamstring but hard on the rest of the body!!!! With the cold weather I do notice that my butt bone aka ischial tuberosity does get achy at times but tolerable to say the least...I am back to work and it seems my gym workouts arent what they should be but I will get back into it right after the holiday.....I have no real restrictions and I only notice that I am pretty cautious on wet surfaces ie grass or leaves or floors.. really dont want to ever to have this issues again..
Ball coach........I know that you l have your surgery tomorrow. I know that you will do great..You are prepared and ready to go... Mental readiness is as important as physical .. Let me know how you are doing.. You can call anytime if you need someone to talk with.. Heal well
Thanks everyone for your encouragement as I head to surgery in the morning. I'm not looking forward to it, but know I'm making the right decision especially after reading your stories. I'll keep you posted as to how it goes.
Also, thanks to Ed and Hannah for helping me out and sending me your toilet seats! I feel totally bonded now!
Blessings to you all,
It's all healing now. You made the right decision. Keep a positive attitude and don't over do it and you will be fine.
Kelly glad things are going well. When you feel good you just want to go and do things. I felt good right out of the operation and if it wasn't for the brace I probably would have hurt myself. When your PT starts it will give you something else to do. Look at this as a vacation from your everyday routine and enjoy that. You will be better before you know it.
Love to Run
Hope PT does the trick. It's amazing what they can do.
Congrats on the marathon. It is a good example of the positive benefits of having the operation and the results of hard work and dedication during the recovery. While not a runner, I can do everything I always did before I fell.
Ed, Jay and Greggo,
Glad to hear you guys are doing well.
I too was very cautious of the wet and snow last year. Don't slack off at the gym. Keep at it through the holidays.
Hi everybody, its been awhile since I logged in and wanted to say hi and yes, I did run the NYC marathon, and got to personally meet Ed and family in NYC!! It was great visiting Ed and the marathon was fantastic--truly changed my life in ways hard to describe. Its on to Cincinnati in spring and another one in the fall (NYC again?). I guess I am hooked. I wanted to let you know I went back to my surgeon a few weeks ago, for an unannounced visit--I stopped at the office and asked the staff if I could talk to him as a surprise for just a few minutes. After about a 20 min wait they led me back to the exam room, and I plopped the Marathon Medal down in front of him and said "Thanks--you did a great job, and I did not "pop a screw" !! You should have seen him smile, he really appreciated the feedback. He said he has been getting calls from other docs about this injury, and he can now relate my story and experience. That really is the main reason I went to visit with him, to tell him that we avulsive hamstring patients "have a chance" and to tell other docs to look for this injury--so as not to mis-diagnose it-We discussed THIS site and he was very interested and asked for the link. Also talked about the "rare" injury that perhaps is not so rare, but sometimes missed. So I was advocating for all of us--felt like I had a cause! Told him of your experience, Ed, and others also. He was interested in the wide variance in use of Braces, etc. All of us could probably write the definitive text on this injury! This site is priceless--I hope to log in more often and offer help to those in any way I can. Keep at it--Greggo