Total Hip Replacement – Front incision
|0||0% of the time I don’t even know my hip surgery happened|
|1||I know I have a sore hip, it takes a few seconds to go from sitting to walking due to stiffness, but when walking I’m ok|
|2||Feels like the day after a marathon (I’m a half marathoner so I’m usually really sore after a marathon) or hiking up or down a steep mountain when the next day you need to hold onto the stairs handrail in order to go down. You can move, but it is slow and your muscles hurt.|
|3||I need pain medicine in order to feel comfortable sleeping or sitting (pain meds no more than over the counter)|
|4||0 So far I didn’t have a 4 or greater|
Myself: I’m 56 years old, I like half marathons, I’m not fast but also not slow, I can do a half averaging a 7:13 – 7:20 pace. I do triathlons Olympic distance; I can usually finish top or close to top in my age group. I bike at a B+ pace with a bike group. I’m a vegan due to health reasons, and I brew beer (meaning I enjoy a good beer, and occasional scotch).
Approach: I panned this operation for 7 months when the doc told me it’s not if its when. So I decided to do this when I’m in really good shape. I had bad arthritis in my left hip (right one is good), and I had to stop running because I was over compensating for my bad hip and it was starting to cause pain in my knee. I went all in with biking, did close to 4k of mileage this year, all out doors. I did the triple bypass in CO, I did it in 9 hours, a little over 8 in the seat. I also did a bunch of century’s and usually one metric century a weekend. I also did a lot of abs workouts.
I treated the surgery as a long bike ride, drinking a lot of … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)