2 1/2 years ago today I was at the hospital, getting my new hip — just a week shy of my 43rd birthday. A million thoughts went through my mind, but mostly: Am I making a mistake? Do I really need something so drastic at a relatively young age? What if I am worse than before?
This morning, I woke after a restful, pain-free sleep and went on a long walk down the beach — turning around to head home only because I wanted to, not because of pain. Getting my hip done was the best choice I’ve ever made for my overall health, happiness and well being.
For the HipRunners-to-be that are contemplating the surgery — believe there is a life without pain out there for you! For all the existing HipRunners, the last two and half years have taught me many things — But mainly:
- Give yourself a break; you’re only human
- Listen to your body — you know it best
- Patience is a virtue, even if it’s hard as hell to endure
- The feeling of strength and ability is worth all the headache of the recovery process
Keep rockin’ on HipRunners and here’s to more adventures for us all!