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Feb 28 2015

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Osteitis Pubis: After Winter Camping Trip…

First thing first, I do not think I am making a lot of progress. Today, 3 weeks since my last post, I do not think I have made much of an improvement. Maybe a reason for that could be my winter camping trip last week. 7 days of sleeping in snow, pulling the sled, breaking trails, snowshoeing every day for 4-5 hours, I guess that was too much. Extreme cold weather (between -25C and -45C all the time) took its tool too. First 2 days of the trip were the hardest ones. Pulling 2 sleds and collecting firewood caused my core, hips and groins to get sore. But after 2 days it went back to normal, I was able to snowshoe for 4-5 hours every day without issues. At that point I thought that the trip was a good idea.

I saw Kevin on Tuesday, 2 days after the trip. He worked on the flexibility of my right hip. I am way more flexible on the left side than on the right one. That is something I will have to focus on in the following weeks.

The difference with pain this week is that I can locate a spot left from the Pubic Symphysis that hurts the most. Kind of sharp but more isolated pain. I wonder if I have stress fracture there. I am thinking about going back to dr. David Lee to hear his opinion.

The Physio guy cancelled this week’s appointment and rescheduled it for 2 weeks from now. I am thinking about looking for another physiotherapist.

I keep doing yoga stretches every day as well as core exercises (except the camping trip time). This week I did 30 seconds of skipping rope. I am not even sure why I tried that. Also twice this week I rode the horizontal bike for 5 minutes. I gained 8lb since I stopped running. I have to start paying more attention to what I eat and think about some cardio workout.

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