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MaryEllen

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Newly bilateral
« on: January 22, 2013, 01:38:54 AM »
Hi everyone! Just thought I'd pop in and give you an update. On 12/12/12 I had my right hip resurfaced at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater MN. (Dr David Palmer- same surgeon as my left hip).

I have had a phenomenal recovery-- much easier than my left and that wasn't bad. My ROM is awesome; much better than my left was at 6 weeks.

I'm walking 4+ miles/day at about 4.5 mph with no pain. Now.... the long wait to run. I am registered for a 10k in May. I hope to be able to walk/run it.
MaryEllen
LBHR 11/2/11
RBHR 12/12/12
Dr. Palmer Stillwater, MN

phillwad

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Re: Newly bilateral
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 05:51:19 AM »
Congrats from another Bi-lateral.  I went on a run today with my 13 yr old son - it was a pleasure to be trail runing in a local park.  Lots of fun - Phill

Dee Dee

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Re: Newly bilateral
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 01:52:36 PM »
Congrats Mary Ellen and welcome to the club.

What  an easy date to remember :)
You sound like you are doing awesome.  Way better than my recovery, but everyone is different!
Right HR  5-23-12  Dr. Gross
Left HR 12-5-12 Dr. Gross

MaryEllen

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Re: Newly bilateral
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 02:00:49 PM »
Thanks! I just realized I have to change my signature! :)

The one thing I'll do differently this time is my reintroduction to running. After my left hip, I took 4 months off and just (tried) to jump back to my previous mileage. Not smart. It took me 3 long months to figure out that I am literally starting from scratch-- a newbie runner. I won't make that mistake again.

MaryEllen
LBHR 11/2/11
RBHR 12/12/12
Dr. Palmer Stillwater, MN

hernanu

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Re: Newly bilateral
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 03:05:55 PM »
Hey, congrats MaryEllen! Nice to see a bi hippy having a good second recovery.

We do get smarter the second time around, that sounds like a good goal. I think Arrojo or David had a whole procedure for getting back to running hippy style (queue gungam style music!!) that might help.

Nice to hear, MaryEllen, keep it up.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Arrojo

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Re: Newly bilateral
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 08:57:17 PM »
Congrats, Mary Ellen.  When you are ready, consider the resurfacing to 5K program!

http://surfacehippy.info/hiptalk/running-ironman-marathoner/resurfacing-to-5k-program/
Dr. Su
RBHR 4/9/12

MaryEllen

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Re: Newly bilateral
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 10:08:57 PM »
That looks like an excellent re-entry to running. I will definitely be using that program!
MaryEllen
LBHR 11/2/11
RBHR 12/12/12
Dr. Palmer Stillwater, MN

 

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