my old man hip

old-manFor 8 years or so I’ve dealt with pain that is sometimes nagging and sometimes excruciating.

Some days I can barely walk; other days I don’t feel a thing. I’ve had days where I couldn’t get out of bed (or even lay in bed) because it hurt so bad.

I’ve had MRI’s, x-rays, physical therapy, massages, and chiropractic work done. The MRI’s and x-rays found nothing (pretty much). If you look at me straight on you can see it: my right shoulder is about an inch higher than my left.

I can’t remember doing anything to dislodge, rip, tear, damage my hip/lower back… but there’s still pain.

I have an old man hip.

And for 8 years I’ve just…sorta…come to terms with it. I realized today that I have accepted it as a normal part of life.

Today it hurts, tomorrow it probably won’t. Some days I play tackle football, other days I play lay-on-the-ground-and-moan-in-whiny-pain.

Chiropractors, doctors, and acrobatic massage therapists have had no success.

I’m just a little bit broken.

Am I alone? What pain nags you?

Complain away… tell me what kind of physical pain you’ve had to deal with. This won’t be very uplifting, but um… it’s totally true that misery loves company. Let’s all whine together 🙂

6 thoughts on “my old man hip”

  1. haha… NOPE. I don’t think my hip ever hurt on a game night. It slows me down, but I was still able to run. It didn’t hurt that I was playing in the outfield next to Randy. That brotha can cover some ground!

  2. Yeah Ryan – I have pain. The knees hurt all the time. Some days I can walk fine, other days I need a helping hand to get me out of bed. Today was one of those days. Spent all week in Hawai’i but had to climb stairs up and down to the condo – stairs and bad knees do not go well. And six hours in an airplane – bad. But hopefully tomorrow they will be better and I will not think about them. I actually tore the right knee and then the left knee just decided to sympathize with the right. So, I will think of you and pray for your “old man hip” that your pain will be minimal and that you will be up and about with your HS guys.

  3. dang that sucks man. i try and run to stay in some sort of shape. i’m not really sure why…maybe just to keep the wife off my back. anyway, my IT band on the side of the legs tends to flare up around my knees. hasn’t happened in a while, but when it does i have to give up running for a month or so.

  4. I get chest pains. I tell my parents about it and they shrug it off. I tell anyone else and they freak out and tell me to go to the doctor. I should probably do that….

  5. Liz, well… if your knees are gonna hurt I guess Hawaii is a good place for them to do so! Thanks for praying 🙂

    Tyler… I miss Oregon. That’s gotta be the best running state on the planet.

    Paul, go to the doctor.

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