Surgery Done…

Well, the day has come and gone. Jan 16th. The surgery went without a hitch. I am fine. Of course my left leg feels longer than the right. But am told that will dissipate over time. Stayed over night in the hospital. Came home, moving well, went off pain meds on Saturday–surgery was Wed, didn’t need my walker anymore on Sunday. Walking with no assistance. No real issues. Have been to PT twice, am a full week ahead of my recovery. The feeling that something is there and healing is the main thing at this point. Just taking everyday one at a time. I had the posterior THR, and I have a huge scar in addition to my first scar. My sister says “battle scars”. It had to be made a little longer than normal to get the old hardware out. However, the Dr. did put my ink back together perfectly. 🙂 You know, priorities. lol Yes, I have tats. I love them. so, now I am just continuing my recovery, and waiting for the day that I can walk a mile–which will be soon, then gradually get back to my running and training for the Wall. I will be buying a ZeroRunner in another month or so, just as soon as I am cleared to exercise fully. I have been wanting one for some time, and thought that I would wait to get it after the surgery. Its therapy. So, next year Tom, I’ll do the 3rd Annual HR Zero Marathon. 🙂 Thank you to everyone that has been so supportive, it helped me a lot. I will make periodic posts on progress. But so far, no issues, very minimal pain, a week ahead of my recovery process, walking with no assistance. I ROCK. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend everyone. … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

The Time has Finally Arrived

Hi Everyone,

It has been a while since my last post, a few years actually. I have been very busy working, and traveling to run half marathons. lol My last post was for an injection, bc it wasn’t time for the THR yet. Well……now, it is. January 16th. It was actually supposed to have been done Sept 4th 2018, but I postponed it bc that is the day my mother died a year ago(2017). In addition to I just didn’t want it done. I still feel the same way, I don’t want it done, but I have no choice now. I am a bundle of nerves and anxious. I can’t think of anything but the surgery which has been laying heavy on my mind for this past year, even more so over these past several weeks. I want everything to be ok, and that I get my running legs back–for a second time, which I have been advised by my dr. not  to run–however I was told that 14 years ago after the first surgery, and I didn’t listen then either. I am an athlete, and will always be an athlete. I may be slower now, but its in the blood and soul. My dream is to run the The Great Wall of China Half. I’m shooting for 2020. Whatever it takes to get there, I’ll do, even of I have to run with trekking poles, I don’t care. I have planned this trip for the past three years, and something has come up where I have had to put it off each year–namely my hip locking up in January of this past year during the New Years Eve midnight run(2018 after I just finished the Las Vegas Rock n Roll 2017, for the 2nd year in a row.) I am torn between feelings of sadness, and anger, and fright, and feeling sorry for myself, to I’ve got this no big deal. I was a fitness competitor for 15 years, and been a professional PT and coach since I was 20 years old, so believe me I know what it … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)