I’m Sarah, 51 years old, proud owner of a brand new left ceramic/plastic left hip as of 17 Sep 2022. I was – and will be again, I hope – a runner, swimmer, hiker and kick-boxer of middling ability but very great enthusiasm.
My surgeon is great, but very cautious: he advises no exercise AT ALL until beyond the 3 months post-op, and after that nothing high impact. So finding this site, and all you hippy athletes has been a real blessing.
Just over two weeks post-op I’m walking (on easy paths) about 4km each morning – today I went without a crutch and was just fine. My dressing came off yesterday, I reckon I’ll hold off another week before I get in a pool…
This site has made me feel excited about the future. Running may be a little way away right now, but 2023 is looking a lot brighter, now. Thank you all for your amazing, inspirational stories.