Hip Brother Tom

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  • in reply to: Coming Back to Hiprunner #19147
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Brett.

    I had my hip replacement in 2012 and started this site as a result of it. The doctor told me back then, that he did not know how long my new hip would last if I took up running. He said there was just not enough data collected to know what the effects from running would be on the new hip technology. This site is one big experiment and at 8 years later, my hip is still running strong. While it is true, some people may drop off the site if they start having problems with their hip……I won’t. I will report both the good and the bad that comes with running on a hip replacement.
    There is something to running that I cannot get from anything else. Running serves as a great mental release for me. Without it, I become a different person. I need it. On top of that, it is a great way to maintain fitness without having to watch every calorie that I consume. The reward is simply health…….both physical and mental. I will gladly risk a hip revision in order to have those 2 things.

    Hip Brother Tom

    Hip Brother Tom
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    Dave you were one of the first Hiprunners to sign up on this site. And you have become one of the most (if not THE most) successful Hip Runners. You engage regularly with other hip runners and you lead by example. I remember one of those down periods when you had to step away. from running for close to a year. Not seeing your regular posts or words of encouragement to other hip runners had me concerned for you and this small hip runner community that we were forming. Since then I have had the opportunity to meet with you and participate in running events with you. You are a cornerstone of this hip runner community and a true testament to what can be achieved with the right attitude. Thank you for all that you have done for this hip runner community Dave. You have not only led with your actions/achievements, you have also led with your supportive messages and words of encouragement to others in this community. Keep up the great work Dave.

    in reply to: New Member #19124
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Chris,
    The first thing you will find after surgery is the old hip pain is gone. As the days progress that pain will be replaced by the less pronounced pain of the recovering surgery site. I started running at about 3 months but it took me close to a year and a half until I was back in racing shape. Now 8 years later I am still enjoying the benefits of running ….. my primary fitness activity. Keep your head up, stay optimistic and look past these initial days to when you’ll be running strong again!

    in reply to: New Member #19123
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Chris,
    The first thing you will find after surgery is the old hip pain is gone. As the days progress that pain will be replaced by the less pronounced pain of the recovering surgery site. I started running at about 3 months but it took me close to a year and a half until I was back in racing shape. Now 8 years later I am still enjoying the benefits of running ….. my primary fitness activity. Keep your head up, stay optimistic and look past these initial days to when you’ll be running strong again!

    in reply to: It’s time to get my other hip replaced! #19122
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Wow Equinox! 2:59 is awesome! Sounds like you are in shape which is great for recovering from the second replacement. I don’t have 2 hips but I do have a hip and a partial knee. Still running. Just returning from injury but I was out for a five miler today. Stay positive and optimistic and you’ll be back to running fast times.

    in reply to: It’s time to get my other hip replaced! #19121
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Wow Equinox! 2:59 is awesome! Sounds like you are in shape which is great for recovering from the second replacement. I don’t have 2 hips but I do have a hip and a partial knee. Still running. Just returning from injury but I was out for a five miler today. Stay positive and optimistic and you’ll be back to running fast times.

    in reply to: Knee pain – THR was July 1, 2020 #19097
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Runnergreg.

    Yes. I agree with Dave. Listen to your body and don’t overdo it. If I had to guess, the knee is overcompensating for the new hip and you are experiencing the effects of that. Take it easy and give your knee a rest…..in time hopefully, this will go away.

    in reply to: Hang In There Hip Runners #19084
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Tempting Dave! Thanks! It seems these days I spend more time being injured then I do being a healthy runner. My team ran Bryce last year.

    in reply to: Hang In There Hip Runners #19083
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Tempting Dave! Thanks! It seems these days I spend more time being injured then I do being a healthy runner. My team ran Bryce last year.

    in reply to: Very Post surgery #19078
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi Debra,

    I am very sorry to hear that you are experiencing so much pain. Jenny is right. Don’t compare. Everyone is different in regards to how they handle pain. It’s easy for me to say this because I am not in your shoes, but IT ….. WILL ….. GET …. BETTER! Your hip pain has been replaced by recovery pain. Once you’re recovered….you’ll (hopefully) be pain free. These feel like dark days right now, but stay optimistic. Look ahead to a few months from now, when the surgery site is finally on its way to healing and the pain your are feeling right now is long gone. Think about what running will be like in a year or so. Your initial stab at running may surprise you. It will feel different, especially while that hip is still healing. For me….I was at about 18 months before my runs started to feel “kinda” normal. Hang in there Debra. Keep us posted and get some rest!

    in reply to: Sprinting #19028
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Your hip will be your guide Casper. Don’t expect to be doing full speed sprints for a while at least. Your hip will get used to your activity. Just be sure to give it a rest when it tells you to. This is especially important during the first year of recovery. I felt like I could really start pushing it at 18 months. In the grand scheme of things, that is just a small time investment to get back to what you want to do. Stay positive! Stay optimistic!

    in reply to: Dave – 100 Posts, 100 Miles, 19 Hours 52 Minutes 36 Seconds #19025
    Hip Brother Tom
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    You are amazing Dave. I was glued to the story not because you are a hiprunner , but rather because you are an ultra runner. Sub 20! Well done!

    in reply to: POST THR KNEE PROBLEM!!!!??? #19024
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Hi RunnerRon,
    I am not a doctor either but I really think Hoppie is on to something. You definitely need to listen to your doc, but if it is possible to consider some PT, I would go for it! Wish you the best of luck! Stay stay stay optimistic!

    in reply to: Getting Nervous: Post-op Update #19023
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Great post Brian. It’s the Hiprunner Community that you need to thank. I thank you as well for posting your progress! Keep up the positive vibes! Everyday gets better. Stay optimistic and believe. Impatience is not your friend right now. Let your hip be your guide through this journey back to running!
    Hip brother Tom

    in reply to: Getting Nervous: Post-op Update #19022
    Hip Brother Tom
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    Great post Brian. It’s the Hiprunner Community that you need to thank. I thank you as well for posting your progress! Keep up the positive vibes! Everyday gets better. Stay optimistic and believe. Impatience is not your friend right now. Let your hip be your guide through this journey back to running!
    Hip brother Tom

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