November 2015 Seven years and counting!
The decision to have a surface replacement in November, 2008, was a very good one. I have had seven years of pain-free living. Being able to bike, walk, do yard work, etc. has been a 7-year blessing. In the winter months, I walk/jog home 4.5 miles each day. I have been hesitant to jog on a regular basis due to the natural pressure of wear-and-tear on mechanical parts. I was addicted to running in my 30’s and 40’s, so the path to recovery for that addiction had already been secured through the daily pain of pre-SR. For the past two years, I have coached high school cross country which has given me the opportunity to train others in the blissful world of exercise.
During surgery, there was some kind of nerve damage done which causes my right foot and ankle to feel tight all the time. This is the situation mentioned in my first post about the recovery of the right lower leg. I don’t usually notice it during the day, and the numbness isn’t a distraction, only a minor complication of a greater relief.
If you need any advice about my experience, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I appreciate this forum to get the news and on-going progress of SR.