Our group continues to grow. From a personal trainer/ironman triathlete, to an individual who runs to be happy……..Please welcome 6 new hip runners:
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Rick R: (Aug 2007-Reconstructed OCT 2011): I have run 5 marathons on my BHR. and then my cup broke out from my ace-tabular. I was able to have the inventor of the BHR fix me in Birmingham England. I have since competed in the 2013 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii among many other races. Super grateful for Dr. McMinn and another chance.
Kevin G: (March 2010): I would just like swap stories and progress with other hippies
Cheryl G: (AUG 1985): I would like to share my success with my replacement, this year will be 29 years since my original surgery.
Robin D: (TBD): Would love to share my progress.
Christine W: (MAR 2006): I was a runner for almost 30 years (never competitively), when disabling hip pain indicated an alarming absence of cartilage in my left hip. The deterioration progressed quickly, and I had a THR at age 54 (8 years ago). I recovered quickly and now do almost everything *except* running. I have been speed walking and have completed two half-marathons. The most recent was 3:15. A friend who is a rheumotologist said that it was ridiculous to forbid running and that the docs were being overly cautious–I have never forgotten that, and now I want to try!
Amanda O: (JUN 2007): I had a full hip replacement at age 30. I’m now 43 and running daily – perhaps more than I should. I keep my miles down – almost never more than 5 miles – and try to listen to my body. If I start having pain I back off. I was advised against running by my doctor and for the first couple years I didn’t run much. But after going through some stressful periods, I found I really needed running to stay happy. So I’m still running. I run occasional 5ks (and one 10K a year). It makes me happy. I know it’s not advised, but I’m hoping for the best because I