4 Weeks Post Surgery

I am really excited to report that my recovery is going really well. Last Wednesday I was upgraded from using a single crutch to trekking poles. Naturally on Sunday I needed to take them out for a real hike. I live in CO just outside of Boulder. My husband was going mt. biking at one of my favorite places to trail run and so I couldn’t resist going. I hiked 3 miles and it was great. I haven’t been able to do that without pain for a long time.
I’ve also been riding my spin bike for 30 min a day and today at my 4 week check I recieved the go ahead to ride outside. I’m really excited. I also got the ok to start swimming again. I am so excited. Running is right around the corner! I can’t believe how much enery I have back again.
Thanks to everyone for the on going support! I couldn’t remember what it was like to not be in pain but from the time I woke up in recovery I haven’t been in any real pain anymore.
To be continued.
~Laura… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

New surgery date

Well I thought that I would be waiting until the first of the year for surgery but that date just was moved to August 31. I have been having really bad nerve pain that goes all the way to my ankle in addition to the hip pain. I just keep slowing down which is really hard. Reading about being pain free and having your life back is really exciting, at this point I can’t remember what it’s like to not be in pain. I can’t thank everyone enough for sharing their stories and words of encouragement. (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Laura- My story and thank you

Hi everyone.
I want all of you to know what a relief it is to find this group. I am a very active 48 yrs young and love to run, bike, swim, ski, etc… Ten years ago I was racing snow boards and took out my knee. I found a really great surgeon who worked with me and did a tibial osteotomy. It went great and a year later I was back to racing. That summer I fell in love with trail running. I couldn’t get enough. Fast forward to two years ago. I had a fall and I just wasn’t bouncing back the way I should have. I finally went in and I was told that my hip was shot. My only option was a THR. My surgeon told me don’t worry you will be able to do anything you want to even snowboard after the surgery with one exception. You can’t run ever again. I felt like I was punched in the stomach. People who don’t run just don’t get it. They cannot understand why I want to run so badly. It’s just a part of who I am. I am to the point that I am in pain all the time and limp. That’s embarrassing. I had just about given up hope. Now I am ready to get the surgery done, hopefully in Jan (because of my crazy schedule) and I am actually excited. A big heartfelt thank you again to everyone for sharing!… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)