Recommencing...

A lot has transpired since my last post way back in mid July...enough to overwhelm me to the point of saying let's leave it at that and start from here.It was a super busy summer. Yes, we went to the zoo. Come on...it was vacation ....more

So many things...

Yep, it's been a long time again.On Tuesday, my sixth injection is scheduled. So far, so good. Nothing earth-shattering, but I do feel positive changes ....more

The most important thing you need to know about my absence is...

...it was my birthday somewhere in there.Yup.Fifty is nifty.  (insert cheesy-yet-sincere smile) ...more

Coming up on six weeks...

That's how long it's been since I've checked in over here.I'm chagrined.Two words that have taken on markedly less importance in my world of late would be "blogging" and "workout".But it's time for both to return...not with a vengeance, though. With thought and care.I know everyone who used to read Taking It On has probably been quite curious about my injection schedule and how my hip is doing, so that will be the first order of biz.MY HIP ...more

hey. whoa. where'd i go?

Hey, guys! It's been a while.I've been keeping myself busy so as to not dwell on the limited exercise of interest thing (this eliminates swimming from the discussion, so don't suggest it...got it?).I know you all are curious about how the injection is playing out and probably all the awesome things I've been up to since I clearly have NOT been blogging.Bullets...here you go: ...more

Not Pimp Rock Palace (photo warning for the squeamish)

Yesterday I experienced PRP for the first time.And that doesn't stand for Pimp Rock Palace.In this case, PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. My own platelet-rich plasma was injected into my hip joint as part of a treatment series attempting to regenerate cartilage in there. You can read about it here ....more

Still smiling ...

Today I go and maybe get a giant needle stuck into my hip and have stuff injected in there. But I might not. It depends on what the doctor says. I hope he says,LET'S DO IT!!!! ...more

grrrrind grrrrind grrrrrrriiinnnndddddd...

Every time I take a step now, I see this in my mind.. ....more

What the doctor said...

Today I had a phone consultation with my health plan's orthopedics guy to discuss my diagnosis ....more

Old things becoming new things...

A few days before I got the bad news, I had made arrangements to go check something out. I had been feeling discouraged about running and thought maybe a little change-up might help.The checking-out happened on Saturday morning. I was so fortunate that it was gorgeous out instead of cold and windy and rainy.. ....more