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  • in reply to: 32 and very scared !!! Please help #20708
    Batt1b
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    Be patient with your body! While I’m not familiar with your particular procedure, I do know that it takes time for the body to heal and adapt. I never started running again until 9 months after my THR. Even then I had to go very slow and easy. The strength difference after surgery is profound and takes time and effort to balance with the other hip. I believe the healing continues well after even a year or more. Be patient and listen to your body. Your youth will be a huge benefit in your healing and regaining your strength but the healing can’t be rushed. It will never be exactly what it was before the injury. That’s not a bad thing, but it is different. With time and work I’m certain you can still accomplish amazing things. Keep up the good work and let us all know of your success going forward.

    Mark

    in reply to: Dave – Long Haul 100 (K not miles) #19286
    Batt1b
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    Hey Dave.
    I know it wasn’t what you were hoping for, but your dedication, strength, commitment and perseverance are an inspiration for all of us. You are a prominent voice for the HipRunners and give your unending support to all of us as we navigate our own ways forward. I think you did a great job. Most of us only dream of completing a 100k race while you are out there doing it again and again. Great job!!!
    Mark

    in reply to: When is the right time for THR? #19254
    Batt1b
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    Hi Brent. I don’t think anyone can really tell you when the time is right for your THR. But I do think that each of us know when the time is right for us, though we may rationalize against that knowledge. In my case I fought hard against it and felt that I could endure whatever pain and discomfort was necessary to keep my old hip and keep running. The deal breaker for me was when the pain affected my sleep. When the pain prevented all but a few hours of sleep at night it was too much. AND it went drastically downhill in a couple of months. When I first scheduled surgery I was unsure, but when the time arrived I couldn’t imagine waiting longer. Now I’m more than thrilled with my new hip. It’s been three years now. I am running again though not to the degree I was before, mainly because the rest of my body resists. Strength has been slow to return but my range of motion is as good as it has EVER been. Speaking for myself, it now seems irrational to try to delay the inevitable a few more months, while enduring the pain of the deteriorating hip. I’m confident you will do what is right for you, when it’s right for you.

    in reply to: 5 Months Post Operation #18377
    Batt1b
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    Hi lalveyevv.

    Congrats on your surgery and great recovery. I will defer to Hipbrother Tom’s wise advice – be patient and listen to your body. Five months is still pretty early in the overall healing process.

    I’m 66 years old now. I had mine over two years ago and still notice new improvement. I too had an anterior approach and had considerable numbness throughout my thigh. After two years most numbness is gone but some will probably never go away. I started back running after 9 months. My body was probably not ready at that time though. I had lingering pain around the hip capsule during running. While it didn’t get worse it was worrisome. What has helped me are the hip and glute strengthing exercises. After two years my new hip feels like “my own”. Strength, rang of motion and flexibility are as as good as my other hip and better than I ever expected. Running on the new hip is great, it’s the rest of my body that gives me problems now.

    I’m a huge Hoka fan. The Clifton has been my favorite. The cushion and slight rocker fit my needs beautifully.

    Don’t let the worry get you down. Keep doing what you can do and be patient with your hip. It will come together in time.

    in reply to: Big Sur Marathon – HipRunner Group Run #15308
    Batt1b
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    Hi Dave,
    This sounds like a great opportunity at a beautiful location. A couple of questions. Do you have a minimum number for a group? Would it be a problem for a non hip-Runner to join our group? Why do you think we have a better chance in the lottery as a group? I might well be interested but have to think it over a bit. Not sure I could complete the full marathon but that would be my goal. I’ll be watching your post for additional interest and comments. I think it would be great to actually meet some of the hip-runners I’ve come to admire.
    Thanks,
    Mark

    in reply to: First Marathon-Run/Walk Method #15066
    Batt1b
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    Congratulations on your continued running success since your THR. I personally think the run/walk method is a valid tool for any distance and particularly for aging runners. I’m 65 now and I’ve been using it for several years, not only for races but during my normal runs as well. I’m also working at getting back to regular running since my THR in January of 2018. I’ve compared my perceived running effort and times using run/walk vs running only. Effort is less and times are faster using run/walk. Mind you, in racing I’ve used it for mainly half marathons at just over 2 hrs and have not done a full marathon. It may not work nearly as well if you’re much faster. My own method has been to use my running app set to give feedback every half mile. At each half mile I will walk 30-60 seconds depending on how I feel and may sometimes skip the walk if I’m feeling good. Give it a try and see what you think. Good luck and keep up the good work.

    Mark Klein

    in reply to: One Year Anniversary #14994
    Batt1b
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    Greg,
    It felt great to finish the half marathon. Just a confidence booster to let me know that it’s still possible. No my surgery was not robot assisted as far as I know. The surgeon was quite a technician though and did a fantastic job. I’m thrilled with my results and can’t believe how great it is.

    in reply to: One Year Anniversary #14993
    Batt1b
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    Thanks Dave for you wise advice. I do plan to go slow, listen to my body, and enjoy every step I take.

    in reply to: Long Haul 100 – My first 100 miler #14753
    Batt1b
    Participant

    Dave,
    This was amazing. You are an inspiration. Keep up the great work and keep posting your accomplishments. I still get a little giggle of pure joy every time I see evidence that there really is running after a THR. I’m working my way back, but still a ways to go and I look forward every day to new posts on the HipRunner website.
    Mark

    in reply to: My Zero Runner is here! #13726
    Batt1b
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    Hi Tom.
    Thanks for the tip for running hands free. I tried it today and did pretty well for brief periods. I’ll give it some time and try again. I promise I won’t tell anyone about the January Zero Runner marathon until you announce it. I will start training for it though – well maybe not a full marathon but I’m sure I can do at least a half. I did not use your code to get my ZR8 as the local dealer was able to give me a price even better than with your code. Imagine that! Thanks again for all you are doing,
    Mark

    in reply to: A small race report #13448
    Batt1b
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    Carolyn,
    Fantastic! I’m excited for your age group win but even more excited that you can once again do what you love. Along with the THR, desire, commitment, and hard work can have amazing results.

    Congrats,
    Mark

    in reply to: Day 5 post-surgery #9565
    Batt1b
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    Hi Kelly,
    Welcome to the club. I too have had a recent THR and have had many of the same questions and concerns as you. You’ll find a wealth of information and support on this site. I also had an anterior approach and while my hip pain was immediately better, I have had quite a bit of nerve pain and numbness down the side of my thigh but it improves every day. I was given no PT and just told to walk. At just shy of 9 weeks post op, in addition to walking, I’m doing 20-30 minutes on my elliptical and mild exercises for strenghting. I plan on taking things conservatively. I do plan to run again but will probably give my hip a year to heal first. I think I would agree with the 3 month minimum between surgeries just based on my own recovery. I already feel better than I have in at least a couple of years and I’m sure you will too very soon.

    Best of luck to you,
    Mark

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