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kimberly52

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It just keeps getting better and better/ Dr. Clarke
« on: June 26, 2014, 12:53:11 PM »
I think I will follow Juno's lead on the check in.  I am now nearing 15-months out and my activity level has been soaring.  My. Husband and I have been on the road in the Southwest for 7-months now and hiking like a mad woman.

Started with mini hikes of 1-2 miles in January and have graduated to my goal to hike into the Grand Canyon.  I have never been able to wear a full backpack until now.  I carried a full pack that included 3-liters of water. My total pack weight was about 25-30 pounds and the 3-day trek encompassed and extremely steep descent into the canyon and out over approximately 14 miles.
One other thing I could not do prior to surgery was sleep on a thin pad.  I bought a 1 1/2 Thermarest bedroll and slept very comfortably.

That was pretty much my grand event in my recovery.  I am still hiking strong down here in the desert and living pain free.  In fact, I was able to take the lead on that canyon hike and really finished strong.

One other thing, it wasn't until I started yoga 12-months out that I felt like I was finally getting where I am supposed to be.  Making yoga a part of my daily life even if I only have just 10 minutes to spare.

Closing for now and heading out for more hiking in the slot canyons today. Life is totally good!

Kim
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Dannywayoflife

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Re: It just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 04:21:18 PM »
Excellent :)
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Juno

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Re: It just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 11:13:57 PM »
So good! I know our hips will never feel like our originals, but it is so much better than having OA! Congratulations!
Right resurfacing, Dr. Gross, 7/11/13
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hernanu

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Re: It just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 01:22:48 AM »
Congrats and really good news.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: It just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 10:41:27 AM »
Fantastic to hear Kimberly.Enjoy the great outdoors pain free  :)
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Re: It just keeps getting better and better
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 02:55:52 PM »
Wow, good for you, that's an impressive hike. Sounds challenging and fun. It's nice to know that is possible with a hip resurfacing.
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