Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I went to the Orthopaedic specialist on Monday and got the official verdict on my hip injury. Good news is that there is no permanent joint damage and no damage to my back. The bad news is that the soft tissue damage is severe enough that I will NEVER carry mail again. I don't have to undergo surgery thank goodness. I am continuing with physical therapy. I should be all healed in the next 4 to 6 weeks. If I am not then I will have to go in and have a series of injections into the hip joint to heal the soft tissue.
Definitely not what I was expecting. I am super happy I don't have to have anything serious done. I was not expection the never carrying mail again part. The specialist gave me permanent restrictions to keep me from further damaging the tissue in the hip joint. I allowed limit is now 2 hours of walking with 20 pounds.
Talk about a blow to my fitness schedule. I counted on those 5 hours a day walking with several pounds of mail. That was the main part of my exercise routine and how I have lost most of my weight. It is going to be a lot of hard work to get back to where I was. I have 15 pounds to get rid of to get back to where I was prior to my injury. I know now what my body's limits are and am on track to start losing weight again.