My so-called comeback has been going well. Slow, very slow, but well none-the-less. Thinking back to my last fight, back in March of 2006, I trained a long time before I felt comfortable about taking a fight. I started training in August of 2005, but I was 29 years old by the time of the fight. At 37, things are going very slow and very painful.
To make a long story short, I have an excruciating pain in my right hip whenever I do strenuous abdominal exercises. This pain isn’t new. I had this pain as far back as I could remember, but I only feel it during those exercises. In the past, I always found an excuse to avoid certain exercises, but this time I wanted to see if I could fight through the pain. I’m ashamed to type that I couldn’t.
Some folks around me was convinced it was hernia, though there wasn’t a bulge. To be sure, I made an appointment with my doctor. He then sent me to get x-rays and to see an orthopedic doctor. After some 120 dollars in co-pays and some painful leg motions from the orthopedic specialist, I am told that this is an hip impingement. Keep in mind that I don’t ever feel this pain unless I’m doing those exercises, so what the doctor said next makes me nervous. In so many words, he said it can get worse and when I start having pain from walking, to get back to him.
So this is where I am in my training. I’ll write another post about I break 180 pounds and get into the 170s. Or if I start sparring again. THAT should be fun..