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Saturday, January 17, 2015

I should be running

After a few days of cold rain and drizzle, this morning was bright and cold. I stood in the kitchen with my coffee and watched the sunrise through my back door, and all I could think was, "I should be watching this from the levee track."
Of course we have iron bars. Where do you think we live, small-town Iowa?!

At four+ weeks post-op, I'm getting to the point where I'm starting to miss running. For the first couple of weeks, I was just in survival mode - get through the holidays with incisions still closed and no major damage to the hip. It was more about figuring out the best way to incorporate the exercise bike and PT into my days, managing work on crutches, and being a good party guest while in a brace and immobile. Now I'm off crutches, I feel pretty good, and I do wish I could get out there and run on a clear, cold morning like this!

I will definitely have race-envy tomorrow, too, because I'm volunteering at a race - The Louisiana Marathon. It's always a fabulous event, and I'm excited to contribute, but I'm sure I'll feel some pangs of jealousy, too.

I'm reminding myself, though, that I need two more months of healing. Last hip (haha, how pathetic that I can say that) felt great right about weeks 4 - 5. Weeks 6 and 7? Everything started to hurt. I'm expecting a big increase in pain when I discontinue my preventative naproxen (to avoid heterotopic ossificantion) next week, and I'm sure the aching will remind me that my hip still has a lot of healing to do.


  1. You will be back out there sooner than you think! Just keep taking care of yourself!

  2. Hang in there! I'm rooting for you!!! Kristen

  3. At least you know what the time line is. And that you'll be running again before too long.

  4. That's cool that you're volunteering, even though you're on crutches. You must have an endless supply of energy.

    1. I'm off the crutches! It was four weeks last week.

  5. I think the longer you've been off, the more impatient you get - "I've been patient long enough!" SO tough.

    BTW, I've sent your blog to a few people wanting to know the inside info on labral tears and other hip surgeries. Very helpful!

  6. I wish you the speediest of recovery from here on out. Sucks to wait and wait and wait....but it will come. Hang in there, girl!!