Bumps in the road of training.
So about three weeks ago I am lifting one day when I feel a quick sharp pain in my glute. I was squatting at the time…nothing real heavy. So as I am always conscious of injury I rack the barbell and assess the situation. I do not feel any more pain through any range of motion so I continue on with my workout.
Fast forward two day and I sit down to use the restroom and feel a little pain. I immediately think back to when I am lifting and think that I got a hemmroid as they can occur when lifting. Well the pain was not bad so i figure I will take it a little easy but work through it.
I do this for another week and a half when I notice a large lump in my left glute. I know at this point that it could not be a hemmroid. So after a couple of doctors visits and being sent to a specialist I learn that I have a pernanal abscess. So I say to myself well that sucks big time. All I can think about it how this is going to effect my training. I am enjoying lifting so much that I do not want to have to put it on hold, but I know that I need this fixed.
The specialist recommend that I take an antibiotic and see if it clears up in a week. Three days into the antibiotic treatment the abscess is large and angrier. I call the specialist back and explain to her what is going on. She immediately tells me to drive to the surgery center as they are going to drain the abscess before it gets too bad.
Again I was worried about how much lifting I was going to have to miss. This abscess was literately and metaphorically a pain in my ass. So here I am two days after surgery with a drain plug installed and a small constant leak I can expect for at least a week or more.
The only good news I learn from this is that it was not caused by my weight lifting its just one of those things that happens. Not sure why fate choose the one time in my life I am actually working hard to be healthier but there you have it.
I am going to try doing some upper body on Friday and see how it goes. I am going to make it a technique day more then a heavy lift day. The last thing I want to do is aggravate this injury. If I have my way I will be right back on track here in just another week or so.
My advise. If you start feeling persistent pain get it checked out by a professional. I feel like if I would have gone a week or so earlier to a doctor that maybe this would have been cleared up by now. The last thing anyone wants to do is aggravate an injury miss lifting for even longer.
Keep working for a stronger life.