Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-11-11, 09:13 PM   #1
Peter_C
I am the Snail~!
Thread Starter
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New record - 20 miles yesterday - 64 days after new hip

It doesn't sound like much, but to me it was a milestone. On day 64 (after hip replacement surgery), I completed 20 miles yesterday. Only 7mph average for speed, but I did enjoy myself.

I was hoping to do it again today, and my hip felt OK, but both knees are killing me, so I did nothing today (left knee replaced 11/09).

I am trying to tell myself to go repeat it tomorrow, but how I am feeling right now, I am not sure about tomorrow. I feel like if I don't ride tomorrow it means I rode too much yesterday, so then it doesn't have as much value - bleh. Before yesterday, my record was 13 miles. Guess we'll see what the morning brings?
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-11, 09:57 PM   #2
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Bikes:
Posts: 11,522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Keep enjoying and don't overdo it. Good for you getting out there.
big john is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-11, 10:59 PM   #3
markrj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome!

Don't rush it but keep going!
markrj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-11, 11:55 PM   #4
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
64 days off and parts of your body will have gone downhill without you realising. You have to bring those up to strength aswell so do it slowly.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 05:26 AM   #5
teachme
Senior Member
 
teachme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Nederland, Texas
Bikes: 2011 Specialized Sectuer, 1988 Bianchi
Posts: 1,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
teachme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 05:45 AM   #6
Brew1
Senior Member
 
Brew1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SE Wisconsin
Bikes: Lynskey Helix, Wilier Izorad XP, Specialized M2 and a Trek 8500
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Had mine done last November and now I'm riding pretty much pain free. Luckily for me is was winter so I was able to put the bike on a trainer and slowly get my range of motion back. Keep it up but remember to lay off if it starts bothering you too much.
Which joint did you get? I got the Zimmer Mini Incision, titanium with plastic wear joints.
Brew1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 07:54 AM   #7
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 08:14 AM   #8
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,302
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Excellent.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 11:35 AM   #9
Peter_C
I am the Snail~!
Thread Starter
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wanted matching parts, and since the knee is a 'Biomet', we went with Biomet for the hip. Seriously, what do I know, my Ortho chose the parts, since he was doing the work...

Like with the knee, there were bone issues, so another 9" scar - yay me

Well, so much for riding early today. Still creaky, trying to decide do I go creaky, or take yet another day off - yuck
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 11:47 AM   #10
Timtruro
Senior Member
 
Timtruro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Truro, MA
Bikes: Aegis Trident (Big Red)
Posts: 1,607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just do a few miles to loosen up, if you feel ok at that point, keep going, if not, rest. Listen to your body.
Timtruro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 11:57 AM   #11
jbman100
Aluminum Convert
 
jbman100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Aurora/Centennial Co
Bikes: Bianchi Via Nirone 7.
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Way to go Peter. Slow and steady wins the race buddy. Follow Tim's advice above.
jbman100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 08:35 PM   #12
Wreader
Trying to stay upright.
 
Wreader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan, USA
Bikes: Specialized Crossroads ~1996
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very cool! I was on crutches for four months after my hip, but I was also very, very deconditioned before surgery. I say the sooner the better, as long as there is no pain the next day, but I would definitely ask the physical therapist if you are doing too much. Sounds like you have having a wonderful rehab. My main problem pre and post surgery has been abduction (leg away from the midline) and can't throw my leg over the bike, but it sure feels good to be riding once I get on the bike.
Way to go!
Wreader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 08:59 PM   #13
Peter_C
I am the Snail~!
Thread Starter
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Four months? Ouch I thought I was doing poorly, not getting of my cane til the 7th week.
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 09:01 PM   #14
AgilityJunkie
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Two new knees for me....

I understand how exciting it is to accomplish something. My doc says, if you hurt the next day you've overdone. My knees are 9 and 10 months old and I'm racing in our State Senior Games tomorrow. I have personal goals for me, to finish! My knees remind me when they've had enough, but my head says more. Good luck and keep up the good work.
AgilityJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-11, 09:11 PM   #15
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AgilityJunkie View Post
I understand how exciting it is to accomplish something. My doc says, if you hurt the next day you've overdone. My knees are 9 and 10 months old and I'm racing in our State Senior Games tomorrow. I have personal goals for me, to finish! My knees remind me when they've had enough, but my head says more. Good luck and keep up the good work.
Welcome and check out this thread which should be of great interest to you

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-racing-Thread
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-11, 05:15 AM   #16
John_V 
Senior Member
 
John_V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tampa, Florida
Bikes: 2012 Colnago Ace road bike, 2010 Giant Cypress hybrid
Posts: 4,110
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Great work Peter! My wife and I celebrated her 28 mile ride a few weeks ago. She has two hip replacements of which one had undergone a complete reconstruction prior to the replacement. She is training for a 50K charity ride next month and I have all the confidence in the world that she is going to breeze through it. Keep up the good work but take it easy and don't over exert yourself. You are doing great!
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-11, 10:32 AM   #17
Bunnicula
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's fantastic! Did your dr. okay the bike riding a month after your surgery?

It's been three weeks since I broke my rib and I'm getting antsy...
Bunnicula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-11, 11:29 AM   #18
Peter_C
I am the Snail~!
Thread Starter
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yep - I learned years back to not do stuff before allowed.

I am actually done with "PT" now. And since the hip doesn't 'close' past 90 degrees on my trike, I was OK'ed to ride 3 weeks after surgery. Course, those first rides were only 1-3 miles at a time, but it helped to ride, as walking was so painful.
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-11, 11:36 AM   #19
Bionicycle
No I'm Not a Pirate!
 
Bionicycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The middle of somewhere in Indiana
Bikes:
Posts: 696
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter_C View Post
Four months? Ouch I thought I was doing poorly, not getting of my cane til the 7th week.
Nine weeks on a walker, with "Touch weight only" orders for me... My femur cracked when the hip was being installed, plus I needed a bone graph. Six more weeks on a cane after that. Five years out from the surgery now, and I'm back on the cane again, but it's because the knee below the hip is now needing replaced. Looking back through the clarity of time, it was likely the knee that caused the hip problems in the first place. It's alright though, my Mixte has a couple of places to mount my cane when I go out for a ride.
Bionicycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-11, 12:45 PM   #20
Bluetail
2 soon old, 2 late smart
 
Bluetail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: Waterford ST-22, Bianchi Strada
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow! Thanks for the inspiration! My turn comes this Wednesday 8/17, when i get my new, store-bought hip (minimally invasive anterior approach, DK what 'brand'). i'm circling October 20 on the calendar as First Day Back On the Bike (Not On the Trainer in the Basement)! What helped you the most to get back in cycling shape?
Bluetail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-11, 06:29 PM   #21
Peter_C
I am the Snail~!
Thread Starter
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For me, it was stair-work, and just getting around and starting to use the leg. While mine was not like what 'Bionicycle' went through, my knee replacement was sort of similar - I had been bone-on-bone for so many years, they had to do a 'rescission' when they put the new knee in.

The Ortho told my wife that the hip was a bit more than he expected (whatever that means) which is why my incision is as long as it is. Personally, since RoM (Range of Motion) was not an issue like it is for a knee, I *felt* like I was behind the curve - I still can not step up a stair with my right leg yet, and when I do something slightly weird like getting on the lawn-tractor I can really make my hip painful, granted, it is only 67 days today.
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-11, 06:33 PM   #22
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Congratulations Peter!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-11, 08:30 PM   #23
Wreader
Trying to stay upright.
 
Wreader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Michigan, USA
Bikes: Specialized Crossroads ~1996
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
by the time I had my hip replaced, all of the cartilage and most of the bone was gone. I was completely unable to walk. I was on crutches during the day and on narcotics at night. After surgery, I was on crutches for the first couple of months, and on one crutch for another month or two, so not exactly "crutchES" maybe "crutch", and a lot of it was for balance, not really for support. After that I had a cane for a few weeks until I started forgetting it and decided that if I could forget it, I probably didn't need it. Anyway, I was very slow rehabbing from the total because I had lost most of the muscle surrounding the hip in the months before surgery because I was not able to use them. I had to rehab for a few months just to get back to zero, and then start improving. Lesson learned: if you need an operation, GET THE DANGED OPERATION! Denial does NOT fix hip arthritis, although I am counting on it for the other hip. (not!)
Wreader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-11, 09:20 PM   #24
Peter_C
I am the Snail~!
Thread Starter
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Akron, Ohio
Bikes: 2010 TerraTrike Rover 8
Posts: 1,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wreader View Post
by the time I had my hip replaced, all of the cartilage and most of the bone was gone. I was completely unable to walk. I was on crutches during the day and on narcotics at night. After surgery, I was on crutches for the first couple of months, and on one crutch for another month or two, so not exactly "crutchES" maybe "crutch", and a lot of it was for balance, not really for support. After that I had a cane for a few weeks until I started forgetting it and decided that if I could forget it, I probably didn't need it. Anyway, I was very slow rehabbing from the total because I had lost most of the muscle surrounding the hip in the months before surgery because I was not able to use them. I had to rehab for a few months just to get back to zero, and then start improving. Lesson learned: if you need an operation, GET THE DANGED OPERATION! Denial does NOT fix hip arthritis, although I am counting on it for the other hip. (not!)
That sounds so like my left knee. They want you to be under 200lbs and over 55yrs before they replace it. I had had two major knee surgeries, and 5 'scope surgeries since 1979, and was bone-on-bone for 3-4yrs prior to the TKR, and 18 months in Pain MGNT - then they finally decided to do the knee, I had one unresponsive muscle group - took 2 months of muscle stim before it started working, since the TKR 11-09, I have had 3 shots below the knee (forget the name of the area) - needed due to use - it was so unused to being used that it complained rather badly for 7-8 months. Now, the left knee is the stronger/better knee.

I too agree, putting off replacement once the joint impacts your daily life badly is just not a good idea.
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-11, 08:13 AM   #25
cehowardGS 
Motorcycle RoadRacer
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
__________________
2001 Raleigh R700
1996 Litespeed Classic
1995 Klein Quantum
1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
1989 Centurion Master Ironman
1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Btr)
1985 Raleigh Prestige
1985 Raleigh Competition
1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1
19? Raleigh M50 MTB
19? Cannondale F300 MTB

2007 Suzuki GSX R1K
http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
75,Old,Dirty,&Fast
cehowardGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:09 PM.