Double hip replacement in the last year

Hello everyone, I have been reading posts on this site for just over a year. I am 55 and due to the positive outlook of hiprunners on here I can finally see a future that includes a return to at least jogging. I had my first hip replaced in february 19 and my second 2 weeks ago today. 12 weeks after my first hip replacement I jogged a 5k parkrun in 28 mins and was amazed that my new hip had no pain at all, however my other hip was also in dire need of replacing. I waited 9 months for my second hip, and 2 weeks after surgery I am walking 3 miles a day and virtually no pain. I would just like to tell anybody who is contemplating surgery to strengthen the area as much as possible via cross trainer or bike to give yourself the best chance of a speedy recovery and keep positive. My need for surgery was due to hip dysplasia from birth and my new hip is metal/plastic. It has taken 5 years to get here from initial pain in my left hip but fingers crossed I will start jogging again in 10 weeks. Mentally it can be tough, but there are so many good outcomes on here it certainly kept me focused. Thanks again everyone.

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      Hello everyone, I have been reading posts on this site for just over a year. I am 55 and due to the positive outlook of hiprunners on here I can final
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      Hip Brother Tom
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      Hi There! Sorry for the late reply. You have the right approach. Patience will be the key. Stay optimistic and listen to the hip. When it tells you its had enough, take a break. The early days are the most important days. Eventually the hip won’t bark at you anymore. Thanks for the report!
      Hip Brother Tom

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