Yes, I would cancel the lesson. I fell off an hour before my lesson before and the instructor was coming from an hour and a half away to teach me and another. I could barely walk, so obviously I had to cancel, but instructors do understand when these sorts of things happen. That same injury (6 years ago) came back to bother me recently and my hip bothered me so much that I was bed ridden for the better part of 2 months. Couldn't walk, work and certainly couldn't ride. I'm still in the recovery period and am awaiting an x-ray/MRI to see what is going on. A relative in medicine believes it may be trochanter bursitis (3-4 month healing period), but there could also be arthritic damage there or ligament damage, hence the further inspection.
There is no sense potentially injuring yourself further. Riding may make it worse and delay or extend recovery time, so it would be best to go see the doctor before riding again. Ignored injuries have a tendency to come back to haunt you when you are older and I'm not even that old yet (late 20s)!
Last edited by Jolly101; 07-14-2020 at 03:56 PM.