If you are my face book friend you know that he is a he, he is a professional BASE jumper, he called me a dude, and various friends and family approve. It was a long appointment so there’s a good amount to report.
More germane to the situation demanding a doctor, of course, is his diagnosis of my hip & lower back condition(s).
I have piriformis syndrome, for which I am getting an injection of I think lidocaine (right?) next Wednesday and if that doesn’t fix it (he says that’s a good possibility considering how long I’ve had symptoms and the point to which they’ve progressed) surgery will. He also diagnosed me with a torn labrum, something familiar to triathletes, which he would fix surgically, but it depends if the piriformis injection fixes most of the pain and then if I would want to not surgically fix the labrum, etc.
He said it should not have been the leg length discrepancy diagnosed earlier in the summer that would have caused me so many problems. At the same time I guess that step did inspire much-needed changes to my equipment and my strength regimen. Another doctor said it might not be the piriformis. Several people said I told you so, I told you to get an MRI ages ago. Someone else told me I should fix my run form. My mom said a lot of times that she certainly hopes I am not planning on racing again this year and do I want her to fly out here to drive me to get the injection, she has miles on South West.
The point is: someone is on it, my mom is awesome, and I’ll be back racing in 2013! In the meanwhile, with comprehensive exams just three microscopically short months away, I can’t think of a better time to have a little more sedentary time on my hands