It's been so long since I was on here, I struggled to remember my username!
Totally fed up, desperate to run & getting fatter by the day. Started C25k in Jan, had couple of stops & starts but was up to doing 5k Race for Life in Jun/Jul. Lost 2st in process so was v pleased, espec as was getting married in Aug. Had started getting hip pain as running further, say past 20min. Both hips but more so on left. Then one day I could barely walk with the pain & for the next couple of months walked with a limp, still in pain. Now still can't walk without it hurting.
Went for sports massage, sports therapy, to a chiropracter & the GP. GP gave me tablets I couldn't take & told me to come back in 2wks if not worked. Didn't take the tabs as a) was allergic to them & b) even the pharmacist said they wouldn't help, which I knew anyway. So I went back. Next GP I saw (thankfully a large surgery, with a choice!) said poss needed cortisone but could only refer me to physio & I should expect approx an 8-12wk wait. So 3wks ago I had my 1st one. He looked at me, said it was probably bursitis and I must not run. He told me I was too young for cortisone (I'm 41), then he told me this was only a consultation appt & I would now go into the Q for treatment. I'd be sent an appt, which would be another few wks. However he was probably not going to touch me, just give me advice and exercise tips. WTF?
So I've still not had the appt through, the pain is still there & I still can't run!! It's nearing 5mths now & I've been an injured runner for almost longer than I was a runner. This can't go on, surely this can't be my running life over so soon?!?!?!?!?!