April 29, 2017 This thread is to update my progress after five years on my second hip. I am now going on 71 years and will be taking the National Ski Patrol classes this summer and plan to be an active Patroller this winter at the ski areas in the Midwest that are near me. I have enjoyed cross country ski races of 25K, biking of over 100K in a day and also downhill skiing through the trees. I must say that one major help to me has been my participation in weekly YOGA classes. I started shortly after my first hip was done and am continuing with my 2 – 4 times a week. I also do strength work at the gym and a lot of biking. My golf game has improved and I now walk the course and carry my clubs. All in all, I am feeling better than I did years before I finally had my hips fixed. I keep improving, even as I luckily keep getting older! If you are wondering about doing it, stop wondering and do it!
Green Bay, WI
October 31, 2012 Just had hip # 2 done 3 weeks ago today, which is almost 5 years since had first one done. Dr. Anderson in Green Bay did both and all is well.
November 12, 2012 I have 5 years on right side and 5 weeks on the left side this Wednesday, and the newby BHR is working out better than the first. I plan to be skiing in another 3 months, granted I may not hit all black runs, but I will be out there like before. Last year I pushed it on the slope with the old hip and just knew it was time for the second one to be done, and I feel better now already than I have in a long time.
Working on all the strength programs I can and have much more lateral movement now than I have in years. Stairs, workout machines, normal walking is a breeze. Still have to remind myself that the left sock is one that takes special attention every day. Now that it’s colder here in WI, Ugg boots with no socks are fantastic. I am 66, going on 47 next summer