9 Months Out and Getting Started

I haven’t posted since I was sitting in the parking lot of the hospital ready to go in. That was Aug 12, 2016. I need to say, without hesitation, that it was this site that gave me the courage and belief that there could be hope after hip replacement. Hope to run again, hope to be athletic again. It’s been a long time since I felt that way. Surgery and recovery were great. (Trouble sleeping for a bit but that went away at about week 5.) Rehab was good except for a pulled muscle in my opposite quad at about week 7 that derailed me for a bit and got me off the rehab wagon. Anyway, I have no pain ever in my hip but occasional pain, a sort of weakness, in my mid-thigh, only some days and only when walking. I assume it’s just lack of strength. I can usually shake it off by engaging the glutes for a bit. Played basketball gently a few times in the past month and then all of a sudden last week was flying around the court like it was 15 years ago, screaming at everyone else to pick up full court with me! That spurred me on to put the running shoes on. Did some easy, super easy soft trail running with the dog. No pain, no issues the next day nor the next time nor the time after that. I’m making running plans, started writing in the running journal again for the first time in 6 years and am wicked thrilled to be doing so! More later, I hope!

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