Posted on December 5, 2014
We made it to San Francisco yesterday and no one died. That is a miracle in itself between traffic and bipolar weather. We left sunny, blue skies in Monterey, went into the fog then rain then pouring rain then sunny skies. It was actually kinda cool.
We got there around lunch time and the parking next to my doctors office was full so Mike pulled into a parking garage as I read a sign “permit parking only, all others will be towed.” Too late, we had to take a ticket to get past the gate to turn around. When we finally found the exit, the automated machine asked to insert our prepaid ticket. Uh, we were there for like 4 minutes and they wanted 3 bucks. You should have seen a grown man yell at a machine “how do I get outta here?” Sorry I laughed at you cowboy. Not really.
We found parking and asked a local for directions to the nearest restaurant. After pizza(!) we found a Starbucks and headed back to the car. I chilled out for a bit with my vanilla Americano to try and calm my nerves.
Anxiety level: high
Headache level: moderate
Coffee level: Juuuuuust right
We got to my appointment with plenty of time to spare which was really nice to just sit for a bit. Then they called us back and gave me this super hawt lingerie to rock. Don’t be jealous.
The Doctor came in and was just soooooo cool. He examined me and then we sat down at a table over his laptop and looked at all the MRI and X-rays and just talked to us. He explained that my hip actually has too much bone at the front part of my hip socket. Yup, I’ve got 4mm of extra bone people. #TWSS.
He went on to explain that because of that extra bone, I have an impingement of the little labrum on the inside of the socket. You could actually see a small bit of damage where the leg goes into my hip. It’s very small at this point, but it’s just gonna get worse if I want to keep running. Turns out, this is most likely genetic. My mom never ran, but has hip issues that showed up later in life. Crappy genes is all I ever get from her!
In true Jacqueline fashion, I asked a lot of questions and after trying my best to explore every other option. I asked him if I did nothing what would happen? He gave the best answer any doctor could ever give, he answered by asking a question, “how are your mom’s hips?” ……..I scheduled the surgery for next month.
I left there with some answers for the 1st time ever. But the most important question was answered: I WILL BE ABLE TO RUN AGAIN!! Which means I can’t wait to add to my Mizuno Wave Rider collection. Boom!
I’ll talk more about the surgery + expected recovery soon, but for now I’m going to harass Mike + Bam and get a refill on my Starbucks Christmas Blend coffee. <-get some STAT!
Has anyone else had hip issues?
Coffee lovers, what is your current favorite one?