Prayer Request for my appointment with my Orthopedic PA on Thursday

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      I have an appointment with my primary care physician on Tuesday, 13 June 17, at 1:30 p. m. and one with my Orthopedic PA Gretchen Mason on Thursday, 1
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    • #10630

      Have lifted you in prayer Pastor Dave!

    • #10631

      I have done some reading and all that I could find with wear and tear is in the appliances from revisions and from cadavers who died with a good one in them.

      The wear rates were so low, it was in the .001 range or some ridiculous number on average.

      I think Surgeons are very careful to the extreme because a revision or a failure does not look good on their history.

      I believe the problem with revisions is more due to the loosening of the appliance from within the femur or the femoral head and acetabular-thing (sp) coming loose.

      Personally, I would rather get 10 good years of running + a revision, rather than 25 years of no running; different strokes (of which I hope I don’t have one, unless it is an instant killer, ha. Morbid).

      Anyway, as a devout Athiest, I could pray, but no one would be listening. Were you being metaphorical or are you a person who practices religion?

      I would pray to my god but Paul McCartney is actually- believe it or not – mortal. I do however, believe there is a karma-like balance going on. Perhaps you deserve to run as much as you would like to free from issues and full of joy.

      May that be the case; good karma and voodoo and homeostasis to you, sir.

    • #10632

      Thank you for your words of encouragement, Christopher. I have done a “cut-and paste” of your post and sent as a FB message to my PA who is also an avid runner. I HOPE others will post RSVPS here as well. I began running at age 20 on the original Kenneth Cooper AEROBICS plan, and at age 69, I REALLY DON’T WANT TO QUIT. The late Jim Fixx, THE COMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING, and I also became friends and corresponded with each other until his tragic, untimely death circa 1982. He inspired me to follow “in his steps” and run the distance around the equator. I set out to do that on September 15, 1978, and I accomplished it on PEARL HARBOR DAY, Saturday, December 7, 1996, over fourteen months BEFORE my 50th birthday on February 18, 1998.

    • #10633

      Nice work. It is all about the aerobic engine first and foremost. I am a Lydiard geek to the extreme and am well connected to the Lydiard Foundation and was the first Lydiard Foundation certified coach in Canada and one of the first ever.

      The Complete Book of Running is good stuff.

      You will run again. And pardon me, but because you are not 25 or 35, if you know what I mean, I suggest going whole hog on the running in a well-planned process….



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