1 year/ 2 weeks PO
This year I went out twice already, playing tennis. Not real tennis – “tennis after hip pinning”, but still. And each time I feel a little bit better on the court.
The last few times I left with the feeling “this was fun and at least I was out there” but today was different. My lateral movement is improving, the footwork is getting better, I get to more balls and my forehand is slowly starting to creep back in. I still have big limitations on my op side, but better is better.
I actually saw a glimpse of myself “pre-hip fracture” on the court again and it felt amazing and encouraging.
(Not a glamour shot but I call it the “getting my life back – shot”!)
In the locker room I met an old team mate of mine who I used to play with. She was happy to see me and asked what I have been up to, she hasn’t seen me in years. So I gave her a quick summary of my last five years, consisting of three hip surgeries with 2 torn labrums, 2 strass fractures in my pelvis, a broken hip and a total of 11 months on crutches. That’ll do it to anybody.
I was told my old tennis team would absolutly LOVE to have me back as singles player but my competitive days are over. Hitting yes, grinding it out over several hours? Not so much.
It’s okay though. I had a great time playing competitive tennis and made it to No. 1 singles player in our club but this was in a different life.
After tennis I always take it easy. My op hip will get pretty achey from it but still at a level I can deal with, about 4/10. The next morning it’s usually better, but I really think tennis is helping me. Certain muscles need a smack on the back of their head, to stop snoozing, get their act together and start working again.
Remember my New years resolution “staying out of my OS office” in 2019? Well, this did not work out, have to see him next week. Fortunately not for the hip but he also does shoulders. Let’s see what story will unfold there…
And here the good news of the day – in 10 days we are going skiing!!! I am beyond excited (with a good portion of nervousness and respect for the mountian of course)! Finally some snow and outdoor fun.
By coincidence I also read an article about our ski resort, the ski patrol has new staff members… puppies who get trained for being avalanche dogs. They will be patroling the mountains and are ready for close ups.
So it’s all good…
- Tennis is coming along
- Ski vacation planned
- Cute puppies are waiting for me. Personal goal: pet as many as I can get my hands on! ❤️❤️❤️