My hip journey starts like a lot of people , was very active and started to
get pain in the groin and front of my left hip this was November 2007.
I was running 50 miles a week preparing for a December marathon so I just ran
though the pain. In February 2008 as I was training for my April marathon by now
the pain was starting to slow me down , so in May I went to my Family Dr. and he
ordered a MRI. When the MRI showed very little joint space that’s when I started
looking at hip replacement/resurfacing. Training for a marathon in January 2009
the pain was really bad, so at mile 7 of my April 2009 marathon I decided to get
a BHR as soon as possible.
When I went in for surgery on June 2, I knew I had to be ready to run on April
25th 2010. Dr. Joel Tupper in Oklahoma City, peformed my hip resurfacing with a
BHR for my left Hip.
Post surgery when they stood me up I just knew my running days were over. I
starting walking 6 days post op about a half a mile a day, by day 18 I was
walking 10 miles every weekend.
3 months post op I was doing some light jogging with a lot of strength training.
In December I was running 35 miles per week and was ready to race, so in January
2010 I ran a half marathon I push it and the BHR pushed back but I knew things
would get better with more work.
February 27 I did a 25k and the hip preformed much better. March 28th I ran a
half marathon with good results so I knew April 25th I would be ready to go the
full 26.2. I ran my 13th marathon, first with the BHR 11 months post op no hip