Postponed THR

Given everything that has been going on and I was in the 3 month hold due to having a cortisone shot surgery is on hold.  Any tips on how to deal with the setback?  The pain is to the point that there are days I can barely put any weight on my left side.  I have been taking anti-inflammatory drugs, but they adversely affect my liver so don’t want to overdo.  My gut is telling me I am probably now looking at a late summer, early fall surgery – won’t know until May 5th which is when they moved my second consultation after the Ortho’s office closed.  I am still exercising with a personal trainer to keep moving, but it isn’t easy even though I force myself to move.  My running has realistically come to an end.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Hip Replacement Scheduled

I was diagnosed in 5/17 with osteoarthritis — it is probably easier to tell you where it isn’t located instead of where it is located in my body.  In 8/17 I had my right knee replaced and have made it a year without complications, except now my left hip has gone from bad to worse.  As only most of you will understand, I have runs scheduled during the winter and don’t want to cancel, so I scheduled my replacement for 4/17/19.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  I have the Marine Corps Marathon on 10/28 and then my “fun” Disney runs in February and April.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)