January 15, 2010
I “retired” from running in 2008 and then
“retired” from cycling in 2009. I’m having surgery 2/4/10 by Dr. Su
at the Hosp for Special Surgery in NY. I’m 56 as well and was very
active and fit until 2008 (ran 40-50m/week). I chose a very
experienced doctor (1,000 plus surgeries) and the hospital is one of
the best in the nation.
The reality for me is that I’ve lost a few
classmates from high school being the age I am and I’m thinking who
knows how much time I really have left even though I am in very good
health (other than the hip). I’ll be darned if I’m going to limp
around and not enjoy life doing the things I love. I realize I won’t
be doing marathons or tri’s but I am really looking forward to a
simple 4m run on a trail somewhere. This website has been very very
helpful with an incredible amount of information.
February 11, 2010
I’m one week into my new RBHR also done by Dr. Su
in NYC. How long did you wear your ted compression sock? I have a
decent amount of swelling too and have to keep reminding myself to
get in the recliner and elevate.
June 28, 2011
I waited 6 mos from the surgery date per the Drs.
orders but when given clearance I got up to 5m within 6 weeks and
then developed bursitis in the new hip. I had to take 5 months off
and have now started up again (in April) walking a half mile then
running 2m and walking a half mile.