New word

It nearly rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it? At least it does when you compare it to “osteitis pubis” or “pubic symphysitis”. Here’s hoping mine doesn’t get worse than the current moderate, intermittent “pubalgia”. Got a shot in the hip today for the outer and posterior aspects of this whole pelvis/hip pain issue and while it wasn’t painful, it sure was not comfortable. I don’t even want to think about a shot in the pubic symphysis.

On the plus side, my ortho surgeon referred me for water PT this time. My town has a public pool with a heated therapy pool which you can only use if you have a documented need for it. I’m hoping the PT note will take care of that so I can finally get some damned regular exercise. I’m not accustomed to being so laid up. I used to walk all over the place, did two miles of strolling without batting an eye, occasionally worked out (cardio mostly although some ab work as well), and went dancing now and then. These days, taking a flight or two of stairs is like a damned olympic event for me.

Sound self pitying? It’s not. Just an accounting of the limitations, facts of life now. Water exercises will help in that I can maybe get some muscle tone back without worsening the joint pain in my ankles, knees, and hip. I’m approaching this with a hopeful attitude. Let’s see how it pans out.

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