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1 YR Anniversary…what a difference a year makes!
« on: May 23, 2020, 09:41:17 AM »
  I visited Dr. Gross this week for my 1-year follow-up.  He said all was good on the x-rays and the physical exam.  The dexascan revealed good improvement on my spine and the un-operated leg stayed basically the same; so the Fosamax, calcium & Vit. D supplement, and weight-bearing exercise did as good as I could hope for, given I was on the slow recovery protocol.
  Strength, balance, and range of motion continue to improve.  The operated side is not the same, but it is getting close.  Unless I stop to take inventory of the difference, I do not notice it.  Pre-covid, I lifted weights, swam, ran, and practiced yoga.  With all the closures I have been forced to focus more on running and walking which is good for the hip, but the rest of my joints miss the pool.  I run every other day.  Weekday runs are 3 miles and I am up to 6-mile weekend “long” runs.  I put the Polar Ice unit on after the weekend runs and any other time I feel tightness or soreness in the hip or thigh.
  I am still hoping to continue my 50-state marathon quest, but I know I could go out tomorrow and run a half.  Any good suggestions? Preferably in a Major League Baseball city.  I must repay my spouse for the excellent nursing when the pandemic has passed!
Thanks, Pat, for this site and thank you to all the other contributors for the stories and advice.

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Re: 1 YR Anniversary…what a difference a year makes!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 11:18:28 AM »
Congratulations on your one year anniversary. so happy you are doing well and still improving.  It simply takes time to get back to normal, different for all people. No standard - but eventually everyone gets there. Thank You for giving us an update. I look forward to more anniversary updates.  I wish you the very best.
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