Xray of the Rod and Pin (UPPER HIP AREA)
ROD AND PIN TOWARDS THE KNEE JOINT (THE LEFT SIDE OF THE XRAY IS THE END OF MY FEMUR)
I broke my femur some time in December if 08' its now lets say MAY of 2010... I had the rod and pins placed in my entire femur the same day as the injury. I struggle with constant hip pain.. I still go to the gym.. I never really tried running, running persay. I never pushed myself after the accident Used the treadmill lightly, but always used the elliptical. I've always wanted to be a cop, and I had my chance, but I had my accident 3 days before the application was due. Well just 3 weeks ago, the opportunity came around again, I applied, passed the written, got the thy physical. Passed the 15" vertical jump...
I got to the illinois agility run, which is this:
To start with, you have to lay flat o the ground with your arms in a push up stance, when the tester runs go, you use all your arm and quad strength to get up and go.... I did, I fell o the slippery grass (as did every one else). I fell on my left femur and hip (my injury spot) but I kept running. I failed.. 22.56 seconds... THey gave me another shot. THis time I didnt fall, but I pushed hard and I ran faster than Forrest Gump.. made it in 20.56 failed over a tenth of a second needed 20.4 Sad day, and bullshnikies... but whatever. Needless to say that was the first time I pushed my femur since the break on a run. I have tremendous issues with my hip right now and my quad is sore. It feels like I knocked the femur out of place and something is rubbing. I cant lift my leg and cross it over the right to put socks on or life the leg straight up to put pants on with out it hurting... (no problem before the test)... its like how it was a month BEFORE Physical Therapy. My fracture was right in the middle of the bone. With that being said... what did I do? Is my dream over? Can I never be a cop? Is running a bog issue fore me?