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
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 issues.