I ran this morning for an hour on loosely packed snowmobile trails and then cross country skied another hour on my classic skis. I haven’t been able to xc ski comfortably for several years. I wasn’t even aware of my new hips! If we are patient, things get better and better with time.
I saw my doctor at the one year mark and he told to continue running (preferably on soft surfaces as much as possible) and not to come back to him until I was five years out!… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)
There is light at the end(or the middle) of the tunnel. I just got back from my fastest run since the new hips. I ran for almost an hour on woods roads here in Maine at sub-8 pace for the whole run and feel great. The good days are definitely starting to outnumber the bad ones.
I didn’t really start running until six months after the surgery per my doctor’s instructions. It was hard to wait that long, but in my case it seems to have been a good call. I have Zimmer ceramic ball and poly cup, anterior approach in each side. I am currently running about 45-55 miles per week and riding a bike another 40 -50 miles.
I am very interested to hear what others have been experiencing long-term after their THRs. It is great to have this site for inspiration and motivation, Thank you Tom for putting it together!
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It has been encouraging to hear about all of you. It helps to hear what others have experienced. My doctor told me that I could start running again after six months from the bilateral surgery, which was today. I actually ran on woods roads here in Maine for almost an hour. It felt great! Patience will pay off.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)
Last night my wife and I returned home to Maine from a week long scuba diving trip in the Caribbean. My hips were great on the trip until I slipped on some loose coral and fell directly and hard on the worst one. The good news is that it only hurt for a short time. Nothing came loose, nothing popped and I didn’t have to go back to the shop for a rebuild. When these things heal into us they are really solid!!
Today, at home, I ran 2 miles out and back on the frozen lake behind my house without any pain. (of course I was going 12 min/ mile pace w/ski poles and spiked shoes, but I’ll take what running I can get at this point)… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)
I’m 9 weeks out from having two new hips, after being a life long runner. Like most of you, I thought I would never run again. Your site has been a great inspiration.
My surgeon told me I could try to run after 6 months, so I am cross training like it is my job, waiting for time and the Maine winter to pass. Reading what others have experienced has been quite helpful.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)