December 28, 2016 was my new hip’s 6 month anniversary. I celebrated by skiing 8 miles into the backcountry and climbing a 10,000’ peak. The snow was soft and irresistible for making turns. I finally decided to turn it loose on the downhills. It was a blast. I even took a fall on the new hip and nothing happened!
So that’s my story. So far, my hip resurfacing experience has been all positive. I know for a fact that I’m way better off than I’d be without having surgery. I know others with total hip … Read the rest
December 14, 2016 – Time continues to positively fly by and I am still incredibly pleased with my new chrome parts.
Starting about the 6 month mark I began increasing the intensity of my mountain biking and spin bike training. While I’m definitely not back to 100% strength I feel like I’m heading in the right direction and feel like my progress is accelerating. I’m deliberately trying to not overdo it so each ride I’m holding back a bit but less and less as time goes by….
At this point I’ve backed off the gym … Read the rest
October 6, 2016 – 5 years yesterday on my left BHR, doing extremely well. No issues with the implants, walk 20-25 miles/week motivated by keeping weight off to extend hip life, which has improved overall health measurably. Walk at just under 4mph consistently on hilly terrain. Managed to impact one of the devices really hard with the tip of shovel handle while cutting sod about a month ago (the more fortunate of 2 places to have impacted in the hip region and was concerned for a few days, but nothing came of it thankfully.
In … Read the rest
October 5, 2016 – I will offer my eleven month report:
Running. Two 5ks under my belt now. The second was a little faster, averaging 10:55mm. Subjectively, it felt much better, whether due to better pacing or just being further along I can’t say. No aches or pains whatsoever. I have settled into a three miles every other day pattern, with a long run of four miles on the weekend (3-3-4 or 3-3-3-4). I think I should stay here awhile and let my body get comfortable with this—and work on getting faster. In December I’d … Read the rest
October 3, 2016 – I just wanted to give an update as I have just completed a Spartan Beast two weeks ago. It was 16+ miles in Killington, Vermont, 30 obstacles, and 7000 ft vertical. Tons of up and down and very hard on the joints. The hip has held up well, never really give it a thought anymore except for certain movements when I stretch. Sprinting is not my friend either. My knee was the only problem I had toward the end of the race. I had my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross … Read the rest
Celebrated my 8 years on my Left BHR by riding 350 miles on my bicycle. Rode from Pittsburgh, PA to D.C. in 6 days on the Greater Allegheny Trail and the C & O Trail. I also have a BHR on my right side which is 3-1/2 years old.
Both hips felt great and preformed well. My only pain was the blisters on my butt.
It is very important in the long run to keep your weight down, keep stretching and keep exercising. If I let any of these go I will start limping … Read the rest
February 7, 2016
I have been a less frequent visitor to this site – mostly because my hip is no longer a problem and I am busy enjoying life!
I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross back in February of 2011.
My story – condensed version. My hip began to *barely* hurt in my late 20s / early 30s. It was a nuisance but not a problem. By my mid 30s it was clearly a problem and I had to stop a lot of activites I enjoyed, but I just dealt with it … Read the rest