July 17, 2017
On the 7th July, 2017 , I celebrated my 3rd Anniversary of BHR Left side. Wow, how the time has disappeared and how I am able to compete “pretty well” in Triathlon, all be it , at Sprint and Standard Distance.
The hip has never been better and I attribute this to alot of patience in the re-hab,[ a fantastic “nurse”- the wife] ,lots of precise, dedicated massage by Roger Gooch of BodySmart, careful choices of racing and distances, plus correct footwear. As well an excellent operation by Dr Hugh Blackley, here in New Zealand.
I continue to do plenty of swimming,cycling, and some running. The Run is somewhat hindered due to a serious knee injury, and unfortunately we have not got an equivalent Runners knee, compared to the Birmingham Hip – Bugger.
Overall I could not be more rapt with how everything has gone and progressed since the BHR. Its a pity the rest of the body is “playing up” but at least I’m still very active in Sport and life. Later I will be targeting more Swim and Bike events in the future, but for now, I look forward to having a “dab” at this years World Age Group Champs, in Rotterdam, September, in the Standard Distance Olympic Distance, 1:500-40km-10km.
For those still contemplating a BHR, get it done !!!, life will never be better. Have a good surgeon, good therapist and a good re-hab schedule.
In closing, a massive THANKS to Pat W. for the website, all the advice, knowledge from other hippies, and the overall support of everyone. It certainly has made a huge difference.