First, I want to say WOW about the site upgrade! love it. I haven’t been on for a while, for about 7 months.
Why? well life took over. At my year checkup, my doctor said ” you look exactly the way you should, see you in FIVE years”
WAAAA five years!!! I thought I would be back in three but… no complaints here so five years it is.
To give you a time scale, I had my surgery on 9/18/2015 and I’m 40 now. For those who are reading this and are either fresh out the operating room or simply debating if you should go for it or not, — its the best thing I ever did.
I had the posterior approach because I had a pretty deformed hip and leg length issues. My recovery was a little longer than the average, I was still on my cane (lightly) at 4 months.
At about 8 months things started to pick up and since then, I usually walk on average about 15 miles per week. I’ve played an occasional tennis game, biked over 20 miles in one shot, hiked between 4 and 7 miles each time I went out, climbed to the top of Douglas Mountain in Maine and well … a lot of other fun active stuff. ALL with out an ounce of pain or discomfort or even having to take a day off between activities. Prior to my surgery, I use to have really bad back pain in addition to my hip, but now, thankfully, I don’t know what back pain is. As far as running, on occasion, I do a jog/walk interval.
I sleep much better now and the only odd thing I could report is, sometimes my surgical side falls asleep, while I’m sleeping (I’m a side sleeper), so I’ve just learned to adjust to that so it doesn’t happen.
Overall — total life changer. I occasionally forget that I even had the surgery 🙂
So I just wanted to post a mini update of encouragement and read everyone else’s successes with THR.
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