3 months post surgery – my first run

Three months after my hip resurfacing by Dr. Edwin Su at HSS in NYC.  Rehab went really well.  Very little pain.  My PT was very impressed with how well I was doing a week after surgery.  I attribute that to how fit I was going into surgery.  I have been running up hill on trails and up the stands at the local high school stadium for the past month.  But yesterday I ran my fist mile on the track.  It went well and I hope to start increasing mileage.  I am enrolled in the Antarctica Marathon in March so I hope to be ready providing it doesn’t get cancelled.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Hip Resurfaced 6/12/20

I had my right hip resurfaced at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC on 6/12/20. Dr. Edwin Su and staff did an amazing job.  I have metal-on-metal non-cemented joint. After one week I am feeling great! Surgery was late in the day so I stayed over night and was released the the next day.  I had no reaction to the anesthesia (I had both epidermal and general).  I have experienced only minor pain and discomfort and minor swelling.  I have not used any pain medication, not even Tylenol! I feel less discomfort and have more mobility each day. Last night was the first night I was able to sleep in just about any position.

Dr. Su wanted me to be walking a mile after two weeks. I walked my first mile today with only a cane, one week ahead of schedule.  In-home PT is going well.  The only medication I am on is the anti-inflammatory and aspirin to prevent blood clots).  My goal for this next week is to start walking without the cane.

About two years ago, around the time when I was starting to realize there was something wrong with my hip and running stride, I signed up for the Antarctica Marathon for 2021.  The Antarctica Marathon has a very long wait list, so 2021 was the earliest that I could get in.  At the time I figured any physical issues I was experiencing would be resolved, like every other running injury I ever had,  well before 2021.  By the time I was diagnosed and tried other methods of relief and therapy, it was March 2020 before I could get surgery scheduled.  Then unfortunately surgery was delayed until June 12 due to Covid-19.  I told Dr. Su of my goal to run the Antarctica Marathon and he said he would help me get there.  So that is still my goal with only eight  months left until the marathon.  I have not run a marathon in over two years and have done very little running of any kind in the last year. So my plan is to take … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)