Here is a little update with my progress since surgery.
I got the chance to ride in my favorite charity bike ride 3 weeks ago. It is the Ride for Missing And Exploited Children here in Rochester. It brings awareness to kids and adults concerning the dangers out there to children in this modern world. It is a century ride and this was my 10th year participating. When I mentioned to a few people, especially my PT, that I was planning on riding this century ride, I got many raised eyebrows and questions whether this was a good thing to do. I did not understand the concerns. I was progressing well and I know this ride. I trained for it. Riding is good for the body.
I am happy to say I rode the whole distance and my new hip handled it perfectly. I had a few other body parts that were in distress at the end, but my new hip was not one of them. I was a great day and a great ride.
Right after the ride, I caught a nasty cold, more like bronchitis, and had to cut back on activities for a bit. I had wanted to try some running, but the cold held me back.
But this week , I got back out there. I did not run far, or fast, and it was a walk-run routine, but I did run. It felt great to have that running motion again. I hope to progress slowly, upping my distance and shortening the walk portions.
Progress is there. It all feels good and as long as I can be a bit patient and not do anything too stupid, I feel I will be fine. It is just a great feeling to know I can run, no matter what all the naysayers say.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)
I passed the 10 week post surgery mark this past week and thought I would give an update.
I am progressing very well. Hip strength is coming back and the pain level is very low. It is nothing a couple IBU cannot knock down. Balance is still a bit of an issue. I am working a lot on that now.
My PT is working me with some challenging work outs and it is really helping, especially with strength and balance. I am glad I chose this PT to work with. He is a personnel friend so he knows me and knows what I want to accomplish. With his help I will certainly get there, and that means running again.
I did get a nice 30 mile bike ride in over the weekend and that felt grand. I do feel my stamina needs some work, so with the weather finally turning warmer around here, I should be able to work more on this in the coming weeks.
The goal now is to take part in a century charity ride on May 15. It is the local Ride for Missing and Exploited Children. It is a great ride for a great cause and definitely my favorite. I hope to get some good training rides in until then and hopefully, I will not have to use the SAG wagon for any of this ride.
I hope all is well with all the HipRunners out there.
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On Tuesday, March 3,1 I will be 8 weeks post THR surgery. Everything is going along pretty well. I am getting back to normal and hope to be outdoors running and biking very soon. (I did get a bike ride done yesterday, but it is still pretty cold here in upstate NY, so I cut it a bit short)
My journey started in the winter of 2014 when the hip pain after running got progressively worse. X-rays did show arthritis, but I took a wrong turn when my doctor described it a moderate. After some PT that was going nowhere, I talked with an orthopedic surgeon who told me quite bluntly, Of course you are in pain, you are bone on bone and a good candidate for a hip replacement.
After some more time waiting for doctor appointments, a friend told me about a seminar to be given by a new local orthopedic surgeon who used the anterior technique. This technique intrigued me being somewhat less invasive and having a quicker recovery. I went to the seminar and was impressed. I got an appointment with the surgeon and she told me I should do very well being fit and healthy. On February 2, I had it done.
The first week of recovery was a bit tough, but keeping up with the basic recovery exercises and doing some walking around the house, my recovery progressed well. I threw the walker and crutches away after the first week, was driving and back to work in week three and by my 6 week checkup, I was free to do just about anything, no restrictions.
We have a small workout room here at work. I ride a stationary bike 2 or 3 times a day and do some other small things to get the hip strength back. Right now I am looking forward to some warmer weather to get some longer bike rides in. I’m glad I found this site to see there are so many people out there who are running after having a THR. I was getting a bit down reading all … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)