Hip to be Square

posted by Momo Fali on September 28, 2015

Ain’t no party like an 85 year old’s party, ’cause an 85 year old’s party don’t stop!

*screeeeech* *dj takes the needle off the record*

Somewhere between having a boatload of fun this summer and starting my awesome new job (more on that soon but, goodnight Irene, I love it), I fractured my hip.

My doctor thought it was a pinched nerve – and in his defense, so did I – because it felt similar to a pinched nerve I had years ago. He put me on a course of steroids which, ironically, made the fracture LESS likely to heal. All of my theater friends are going to scream because I just used irony incorrectly, but I mean the situational kind and also, I just took a course of steroids so I dare you to tell me I’m doing it wrong.

When the steroids didn’t help, I thought maybe it was a tendon or something related to running, because running hurt bad. So I tried biking, which was even worse and walking hurt most of all. See, there it is again. Irony is that friend who shows up and you think you’ve missed him because he keeps you on your toes and makes life interesting, but a few days later he’s just annoying and he kind of smells like fish.

Anyway, I tried working out the pain and working through the pain and that was just stupid. Which makes me like my friend, Irony. Though that would be a cool name and Irony doesn’t deserve to be called cool. Remember when George on Seinfeld wanted to name his kid “Seven?” That would’ve been a cool name, except it makes me think about Brad Pitt’s wife and her severed head in a box. Other than that? Super cool name.

Finally, my trainer recommended I see a sports medicine doctor, so I got a referral and x-rays and now I can’t really do anything for 4-6 weeks other than expand my waistline. The other option is to go ahead and do stuff and risk breaking my hip and needing a hip replacement at 44 years old. I can exercise my upper body as long as I’m sitting, so I’ve been working on my 12 ounce curls.

The upside is that now I have more time to write. Lucky you. I had to hurt myself in order to have the time to put you through this pain. Ironic, don’t you think?


  • TheNextMartha

    This is why I don’t exercise. Even curls. Unless we’re talking cheese curls.

  • Liz

    Now I have Alanis Morissette in my head, and cheese curls.

    • Momo

      You’re welcome.

  • Alexandra Rosas

    How bad is it that I’m smiling that you’ll talk to us more. (bad, don’t answer) Ironic I asked after you wrote about irony.

  • Arnebya

    I have a friend with a son named Seven. I think he’s actually seven years old this year. I’m going to say “What’s in the boooooooooooox” for the rest of the day. Thanks. Don’t break your hip.

  • Kelly

    You have just convinced me that running is as evil as I always thought.

  • AlisonH

    Oh honey. I’m so sorry. Glad it’s that short a recovery time, at least.

  • AlisonH

    (Oh wait, looking at the date–so does this mean it’s all healed now I hope I hope?)

  • Laura in Little Rock

    I’ve been laughing at the opening lines of this post for 5 months now. Seriously. I know the first few lines at this point, I still check back and I still laugh.

    Today, I check back and find I’ve missed three posts! What the hell. Glad you’re back in the saddle. Can’t wait to hear how the boy and the girl have been in the meantime. Also, if your Mom’s dog has any more “tumors” on it’s abdomen. 🙂 The things I remember.

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