For the past few days my left hip joint has been really bothering me. I can barely walk on my own.
A little history on this...
When I was 11 years old, I fell hard on my left side off my bicycle while attempting to hop a curb like my friends could do. Over a period of about a week and a half, my left hip slowly gave way, and eventually dislocated. I must have injured something inside there to make it do that, but the weird part is, it didn't happen upon impacting the pavement.
Ever since then, the joint never healed right, and I don't have the range of motion. As a result of that, I am unable to join the military, or become an LEO, or practice martial arts (which is another reason I chose to carry a firearm).
I had two surgeries performed to repair the damage, first time they put a metal screw in my hip to hold it in place, the 2nd time they took it out due to complications.
Now fast forward to now, I went to the ER on Monday to see what the deal was. They told me what I already knew (I have degeneration in my left hip area), and gave me a prescription for pain killers. Eventually I will need total hip replacement, but let me get to my point.
Right now I am on crutches and I keep wondering how in the world would I be able to draw fast enough if I need to when I'm using a pair of crutches. I suppose the only way to do that is to drop one crutch and draw.
Unfortunately I don't have medical insurance, and I very well may lose my job, because at this point I am unable to perform some of the essential functions of my job. Another thing I'm concerned about is my carry gun putting pressure on my hips, and making it worse. Perhaps its time to consider that pocket revolver.
Well anyway, for those of you that pray, please pray for me. I don't know if my left hip joint will dislocate again, or if it will heal itself.