Long story. Retired Army 22 years. Running 5K, 10k, half’s for 30 years. Started triathlons in 07. Many sprints, a few Olympics and 2 half’s. Tore my meniscus for the 2nd time in 2012. Doc suggested I get a High Tibial Osteotomy. Had HTO and a laminectomy done in 2012. Ever since then my right leg/hip kept getting worse and worse. I had to stop running about a year ago because too painful. I finally went in to my back doctor to see what was going on. He showed me my x-ray from 2012 and now in 2016 and said lets take a look at the hip first (I thought it was my back again). Had an injection and took 75% of my pain away. Hip doctor suggested THR and I agreed.
Had it done about 2 weeks ago and I feel great. Walking normal and can even tie my own shoe again. Back to work after a week. Started slowly in the gym this weekend on stationary bike and elliptical. Taking it slow, but hope to maybe be able to run again. Praise God!