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Jun 13 2015

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Osteitis Pubis: Six Months Later

This week is 6 months since my last run. I went to see Dr. Robert Lee. He sent me for a Bone Scan test again and asked for test to be compared to my test from December. The results came in. Here is what the radiologist doctor wrote:

 

Exam Date: June 8, 2015

“The delayed planer and SPECT images do demonstrate a persistent mild increased activity at the symphysis pubis but this does appear less intense on the SPECT images compared to the prior December 17, 2104 study. The prior slight extension in the adjacent medial superior right pubis ramus is no longer seen. No other significant new focal abnormalities are present.”

 

I improved, but Osteitis Pubis is still hanging around. On a scale from 1 to 10, if I was 10 in December, I feel like I am 4 today. Dr. Lee advised that I take another 3 months off running. Meanwhile, he sent me to see a Pelvic Floor physiotherapist, because, all my dull pain moved from the Pubic Symphasis to pelvic floor and lower abdominal muscles. Just to clarify, I feel this pain only when I aggravate it by longer sitting. Otherwise I am pain free.

So, I see this as good news and a bad news. Bad news is that I have to be patient. Good news is that I am making progress and eventually I will be healed. Meanwhile, I will do yoga, core exercises, swimming, recumbent bike. I am still not sure if I should use a regular bike, I will decide that after seeing the pelvic floor physiotherapist. I have scheduled an appointment for July 20th at “A Body in Motion” clinic in Waterloo as recommended by Dr. Lee. Looks like a very busy place, I will have to wait over a month.

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