10 March 2008

The Future

The future of this hip replacement is bright. I'm at South by Southwest (SXSW), which has been described as Spring Break for geeks. For the past three days, I've worn a pedometer as I walked around town and around the conference center, just so I can see how I am doing for exercise. Yesterday I walked 15,755 steps, all on concrete. That's the equivalent of 6-7 miles. Although my back is stiff (that's a whole other matter), my hip is fine. So exciting that I can do all this now.


sonyalee said...

I have loved reading your blog! Not only was it informative, it has such a uplifting ending. My father (he is 65) had hip replacement surgery. He hasn't done near as well as you have, but with the help of responselink medical alert system, we have been able to get him back on his feet. Purchasing a emergency alert alarm system is a wonderful way for the elderly, disabled or medically challenged to continue to live either in the privacy of their own home or with a caregiver. When we purchased ResponseLINK Medical Alert system we were comforted to know that they had 24 hour live operator response. There is no long term commitment or contract so this has been a great inexpensive investment for our family. I wish you the best in everything you do from here on out!

care020 said...

I had my replacement done in April of '07, and I am still experiencing pain when I go up stairs. Admittedly, the pain is not in my hip but in the muscles along the femur and in the knee. One fellow replacement patient told me this is normal at one year. How were you on stairs at the one year mark.

Because I am eager to reach the full recovery phase, I am sometimes not very patient with the healing process.