11 Days after hip replacement surgery my mom went back to work. Two weeks after surgery my mom walked a mile and ditched her cane. A month after hip replacement surgery my mom volunteered to be race support for a 50 mile run she planed to run pre-injury.
Obviously, my mom is crazy strong and determined. You have to be, right! Doctors are telling her she will never run again or best case scenario she only has a set amount of “miles” on the prosthetic hip. Her response should be obvious to us all. She plans to log a few miles.
This picture was taken just after surgery. You can easily see which leg is swollen.
My mom’s only complaint stems from something other than her hip replacement. Why is it that she feels noticeably stronger from her hip replacement surgery each day, and for years she couldn’t pick up her pace running? I don’t know the answer to this, but I love that with all that she’s going through this is her gripe.
While my mom was in the hospital preparing for her surgery I found her a great blog to turn to for support. It is called Hiprunner. If you ever need inspiration, look no further. The blog is a support group of runners of all ages that have gone through the same surgery either as an elective or by necessity. My mom is now a member and a contributor. Now my Wonder Woman can help and inspire others. I’m so proud of you mom.