Hello friends, I am 43 years old was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis. I had my surgery on my left hip January 14th 2013 and am recovering well. I am currently 25 days out of surgery and am almost ready to walk without my cain. I have a little soreness mostly from walking more often but no real pain. I was astonished how quick and easy my surgery went. It lasted just over an hour and recovery was a little difficult but easier since I have a lot of upper body strength.I was in the ortho hospital for two nights and went home in the afternoon on the third day.
My story starts 14 years ago at age 29 when I was diagnosed with non-hodgekins lymphoma. I went through 6 months of chemo and a month of radiation. Add four years at age 33, I had a heart attack and had to have surgery for a stent to open up my blocked artery. I went through a serious change in exercise and diet lost several pounds and was in great health. Somewhere along the way after that I lost that health kick and stopped the diet and exercise thing and I paid for it.
Fast forward to age 40, and my life turned upside down. I was running on a treadmill at my local ymca and at the end of my daily 3 mile run, I collapsed lost conscious and died on the floor. The powers that be decided it wasn’t my time and lucky for me there was a doctor working out behind me and a nice old man that just happened to have some nitro pills and with an auto defibulator I was saved. I was rushed to the hospital and the doctors diagnosed I had a 95% blockage of the widow maker artery. I needed a double bypass surgery immediately and they rushed my into surgery and all went well.
Obviously I needed to make some serious life changes after this horrific event, so I decided to change my diet and get back to running again.After 2-3 months … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)