For all the fear and terror I associated with THR, I’m glad to report thus far it was a paper tiger.
Surgery went great.
I was on my feet, using the walker hours after surgery.
The next day in hospital PT suggested I give the stairs a shot and was able to handle that too.
I was given very strict instruction not to do anything strenuous that might interfere with the bone healing into implant, so for two weeks I focused on taking it easy.
Two week check up was told to forgo all physical therapy and concentrate on walking limp free. Again focusing on listening to my body and not overdoing it. Also told I could reintroduce very light weight lifting on machines for high reps, obviously nothing that might involve the hip.
Tuesday I walked with a cane for a mile and half.
Yesterday was able to do just under 4.
Prior to hip diagnosis my fitness goals included qualifying for Boston and completing a full iron distance tri.
I was terrified I would never be able to run again.
It’s been a little over two weeks and I know I will run again.
I might have to adjust my goals, but my pain is gone.
With no pain, hope blossoms and I can feel my competitive spirit return.
I’m told nothing strenuous for three months, and I will obey.
I’m looking for a 5k in January !