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  1. #11
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    Itís good to know that you are seeing improvement. Iíd caution to really take your time to ensure itís really sorted. As for me itís the same old same old. The steroids didnít do much, still uncomfortable and achey. Iím seeing the consultant again and will ask about other options (surgery!?).

    Iím trying to ignore all the races and running/cycling my friends are doing and really focus on climbing. But itís just not the same!

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    Ah well. The benefits from the steroid injection are now history, and I'm as sore as ever. Got a couple of months driving more comfortably, but that's all history.
    Any running results in me feeling as if I've been hoofed in the arse by a horse.
    Been doing loads of strengthening work and barely run at all, with no let-up in symptoms.
    So.... I've just written to the specialist to ask for a referral for surgery.
    Did you get any joy with that?

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    I’ve been meaning to update this. The consultants were massively reticent about surgery. The guy I saw played up the complications massively (potential nerve damage, drop foot, the potential to really feck the leg up). So I’ve really gone off the idea. He also said that actually it would eventually get better but could take a couple of years (surgery rehab was 1yearish).

    So, I’ve opted not to pursue it, definitely for the moment. I also began to see a different physio (a lad called Eythan at Gosforth wellness and physio) who reckoned as it hurt when I didn’t run anyway I might as well try a bit of running to get the endorphin release. Also been working on my pelvic tilt, lots of quad stretching, and been dry needling my hamstrings. Started the rehab cycle again with easy single leg deadlifts and bridges etc. And for the first time in over a year it feels like progress is being made. It’s damn slow and a little bit 2steps forward one back but I ran round simonside for 1.5hours on Thursday, it wasn’t perfect but it’s better than 2months ago.

    Also I’ve started doing mindfulness meditation to try and stop fixating on whether it hurts or not and that’s been a big help with the stress/anxiety. I think realistically I’m still a fair way from training properly but feel like I can begin to see an end.

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    Had the results from the second MRI... improved from 2016 but still inflamed... sigh, itís been sore this week which is disappointing considering Iíve had a month or so of improvements (with some running and everything!). I have another appointment in to see the consultant in 2 weeks so will discuss further then. Physio is confident that itíll get better, stronger glutes, better hip flexor flexibility and better adductor strength are all on the cards.

    I might enter the ROC MM and walk round just to keep in practice...

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