Despite the answer...I have found my focus for the moment, so lets get down to it before I forget it.....following "Proper Protocol!"
It sounds so "official"...butseriously, How important is it anyway??????????
So, I have been going through intense physical therapy for about 4 1/2 months post-op from hip surgery. If anyone out there has a laberal tear with impingement's...you know how painful and debilitating this can be to your body...and it wreaks havoc on the sports you love the most. If this is you....please listen to me very closely. I'm not at all a health expert, nor am I a professional athlete, but I am a smart person; however smart I wasn't when dealing with this diagnosis at first. I mean, any endurance athlete knows that once the endorphins kick in...the pain goes away or is ignored. Until next time that is...and then before too long, you're limping after each run, then limping while you're running, then finding yourself on crutches before the surgery ever begins. So........Stop the running, stop it now...because I learned the hard way and it wasn't pretty...not at all!
Since my surgery, I have been very diligent and cooperative with every aspect along the way, which is rather unusual for me in that I typically over do it and PUSH myself too hard. And as we all know...this gets an athlete nowhere in the area of recovery. I have pulled back the reigns on myself and have been faithfully listening to both my surgeon, my physical therapist...but most importantly, my body. but I have to tell you...my patience is wearing................wearing thin!
I don't know how you feel out there in your own "running" and "yoga" world...but I know that I never thought it would take this long to get back on track. I wore a hip brace for about 3 weeks and was on crutches for about 7 weeks. Here is what this one of a kind beauty looks like...
It was almost like wearing an old fashioned chastity belt in the good ole days...not that I know what that is like btw...
For those of you that are interested...click on here to find Dr. Bryan Kelly's protocol that I am "supposed" to be following...
So,answer me this...What would you do???
Should I make up my own fricken protocol?
Or would you continue to follow "doctors" orders??????????