drumroll, please....MRI results are in...
i have gots me a case of Illiopsoas Tendonitis (huh?) and okay people, is it tendInitis or tendOnitis? Since the (hip flexor) tendon is pulling on the bone and caused some trauma, I also have a "stress reaction" (double huh?). sometimes also called a "bone strain".
the doctor tells me that had i kept running, this would have 100% been a stress fracture within a couple runs. (this makes me feel good and smart! i actually stopped way earlier than most people do becuase i knew the "signs". usually, ortho doctors yell at me and she practically gave me a smiley face sticker and a lolly. go me!) .
the tendonitis is interesting to me becuase i have no pain/sense of inflammation around the area (unless i run), but i'm not complaining. tendon-antyhing is better than fracture anything. and NO CRUTCHES!!! (sorry, mary..i kind of sickly wanted to be crutchy friends just for one minute)
the prognosis is sooooooooooo vague at this point (always, right?) right now i am supposed to rest for 3 weeks. NO running. After honu (where i am biking and swimming gosh darnit becuase it doesn't hurt and i'm going and i worked hard for this), no cycling for a bit as well. swimming with a pull buoy. but yoga seems in the clear. i tried to pry to see if the doctor thinks i can race this season but there were no answers to that one. hopefully soon.
anyone out there have anything similar ever? any bit o' advice would make me quite happy!
anyway, happy memorial day! and you know what made my weekend? my fastest friend under 20 told her momma a funny story involving me.....i always wish i was as cool, honest, mature, and FAST as chloe when i was twelve.