Quick update. I had my MRI yesterday at HSS. If you haven’t had an MRI, imagine laying on a too-narrow super firm bed, having your hips locked into place with a brace, your feet taped together, under a sheet with a light breeze blowing over you, while you slide into giant, thumping, magnetic sardine can. Some people freak out — I’ve had so many done I literally fell asleep.
So, I got a preliminary “heads-up” from my dr’s office that there are no significant areas of concern in my right hip, that the labrum looks good, but that I have tendonosis in my abductors and iliopsoas muscle. This may be caused by use or may be related to the fact that I previously had an arthrscopic procedure and my hip may just need extra time and TLC to bounce back.
The reason I am cheerfully optimistic is that 1) the protocol for getting over tendonosis is typically RICE (Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation) — and once I have my surgery on my left side all I am going to be DOING is resting!, and 2) physical therapy. Know what’s missing from that list? Surgery! I may be able to get away with not having another surgery on my right side! I didn’t realize how much the fear of another surgery was getting me down until I felt the stress literally float off my body since I got the news.
Again, all of this is preliminary and I still need to meet with my Dr. on Monday to go through the full MRI results. BUT, it looks like I will be under the knife on my LEFT side come May 8th — and maybe, just maybe, that will be it for a while. Yea!!!