LBHR June 2, 2009 Dr. Tupper
My hip journey starts like a lot of people , was very active and started to get pain in the groin and front of my left hip this was November 2007.
I was running 50 miles a week preparing for a December marathon so I just ran though the pain. In February 2008 as I was training for my April marathon by now the pain was starting to slow me down , so in May I went to my Family Dr. and he ordered a MRI. When the MRI showed very little joint space that’s when I started looking at hip replacement/resurfacing. Training for a marathon in January 2009 the pain was really bad, so at mile 7 of my April 2009 marathon I decided to get a BHR as soon as possible.
When I went in for surgery on June 2, I knew I had to be ready to run on April 25th 2010. Dr. Joel Tupper in Oklahoma City, peformed my hip resurfacing with a BHR for my left Hip. Post surgery when they stood me up I just knew my running days were over. I starting walking 6 days post op about a half a mile a day, by day 18 I was walking 10 miles every weekend.
3 months post op I was doing some light jogging with a lot of strength training. In December I was running 35 miles per week and was ready to race, so in January 2010 I ran a half marathon I push it and the BHR pushed back but I knew things would get better with more work.
February 27 I did a 25k and the hip preformed much better. March 28th I ran a half marathon with good results so I knew April 25th I would be ready to go the full 26.2. I ran my 13th marathon, first with the BHR 11 months post op no hip issues.