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First ride with the new hip!!

Old 11-25-18, 04:01 PM
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First ride with the new hip!!



My wife even captured the event as I was leaving. I like my form.....


Riding off into rural NC!
It was only 25 miles but it was great!! It was so refreshing to just be back outside riding on the road again. I’m not in great shape as the hills felt like mountains and my endurance is nonexistent but what the heck. It just too beautiful a day not to ride.

I go back to the Surgeon on Tuesday and I sure hope he gives me the official approval to start riding again!!!!



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Old 11-25-18, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
It was only 25 miles but it was great!! It was so refreshing to just be back outside riding on the road again. I’m not in great shape as the hills felt like mountains and my endurance is nonexistent but what the heck. It just too beautiful a day not to ride.

I go back to the Surgeon on Tuesday and I sure hope he gives me the official approval to start riding again!!!!
Congratulations @jppe. The joy is certainly apparent. I can just imagine the feeling of accomplishment after such a long layoff.

I had intentions of sending you this story after I read of your injury, but you know how it goes ...especially to find it in the archives. In any case I'm moved to post it here, as I have done for other subscribers who sustained serious injuries, FYA:
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….Here’s a rehab story I learned of, almost as a mystical experience. It's also about trauma, but IMO holds out the hope of healing when things seem bleak.

When I was about two weeks into my hospital stay, I was watching an un-named, circa early 1950's black-and-white movie with the sound off because my roommate was asleep. It seemed to be a romance, with Glenn Ford and Anne Baxter. A scene came on where they were driving in a car and had a sudden collision, and Glenn threw himself in front of Anne. He awoke in a hospital bed, and she was OK.

The following scenes showed him gradually recovering, as he tried to get out of bed with a trapeze bar, then walk with a cane. Soon, he strangely, and surreptiouously from Anne Baxter, slipped away to a golf course and tried to hit some balls. She was obviously mad at him when he got back (all this still with the sound off.) Then there appeared on screen a newspaper headline that Ben Hogan was going to participate in an upcoming major golf tournament.

It turns out that the movie was “Follow the Sun,” a 1951 biopic of Ben Hogan. I looked him up on Wikipedia, especially about the accident and found this:

Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Hogan and his wife, Valerie, survived a head-on collision with a Greyhound bus on a fog-shrouded bridge, early in the morning, east of Van Horn, Texas on February 2, 1949. Hogan threw himself across Valerie in order to protect her, and would have been killed had he not done so, as the steering column punctured the driver's seat.

This accident left Hogan, age 36, with a double-fracture of the pelvis, (Ihad a fracture of the sacrum) a fractured collar bone, a left ankle fracture, a chipped rib, and near-fatal blood clots: he would suffer lifelong circulationproblems and other physical limitations. His doctors said he might never walk again, let alone play golf competitively. While in hospital, Hogan's life was endangered by a blood clot problem, leading doctors to tie off the vena cava. Hogan left the hospital on April 1, 59 days after the accident.

After regaining his strength by extensive walking, he resumed golf activities in November 1949. He returned to the PGA Tour to start the 1950 season, at the Los Angeles Open, where he tied with Sam Snead over 72 holes, but lost the18-hole playoff.
This episode gave me a first glimmer of hope that I would be on the bike again…
It did occur to me as a golfer you might find it interesting. Just a couple weeks ago that movie was on TV, and I recorded it.

I continue to read your posts whenever I encounter them.

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Old 11-25-18, 06:20 PM
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Great news! I had been following your posts, and this news startled my cat, because I shouted "Yes!" out loud when I saw it. Eight years ago I was off the bike for a year and wasn't certain I'd be able to ride again, so I tend to get emotional about successes like yours!

go, Go, GO!
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Just like riding a bike. Only better after a long layoff. Good job!
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Old 11-25-18, 08:49 PM
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Old 11-25-18, 09:26 PM
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Old 11-25-18, 09:29 PM
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Great news, that's gotta feel really good.
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Old 11-26-18, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Great news! I had been following your posts, and this news startled my cat, because I shouted "Yes!" out loud when I saw it. Eight years ago I was off the bike for a year and wasn't certain I'd be able to ride again, so I tend to get emotional about successes like yours!

go, Go, GO!
I'll join this little gang of BobbyG's to say great news. I also read his connection with the eight-year-ago challenge. We can share the challenges that happened to our lives in a positive way as jppe has shown too. Well done.
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Old 11-26-18, 03:09 PM
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may God bless you for many more miles
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Congrats on getting back out there! Only 25 miles on your first ride after hip replacement
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Old 11-27-18, 05:34 AM
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Excellent news .... but I would go easy with it 25 miles for a 1st ride seems like an awful lot

I've had no problems for the last couple of years but recently pushed my rides out from 30 which I was doing regularly out to 40 and 50 miles and one of my replacements is giving me a lot of trouble to the extent I've just taken 3 weeks out to give it a rest and it's feeling better but concerned the next ride may make it blow up again.
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Excellent news .... but I would go easy with it 25 miles for a 1st ride seems like an awful lot

I've had no problems for the last couple of years but recently pushed my rides out from 30 which I was doing regularly out to 40 and 50 miles and one of my replacements is giving me a lot of trouble to the extent I've just taken 3 weeks out to give it a rest and it's feeling better but concerned the next ride may make it blow up again.
I definitely agree that you have to listen to your body. I’m really trying to be smarter about that. Interestingly my average speed was just slightly less than it would have been ptior to the crash so I rode pretty good. I also spent time down in the drops and standing out of the saddle and it all felt okay. Before the crash my average ride distance was about 60 miles so in my mind I’m thinking 60 miles shouldn’t be an issue but you’re absolutely correct. I greatly appreciate any feedback from others who’ve had hip replacements. 30-40 miles is probably a really good next ride, especially in these colder temperatures. I did have some soreness after the initial ride but it resolved itself within 24 hours. I rode pretty hard at times just to see what I could do and how the joint would respond. The heart rate definitely got pretty elevated.

Was your replacement(s) partial or full?
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Was your replacement(s) partial or full?
Awful to say but I don''t know .... I'm squeamish and of the attitude knock me put cold and do you what you need to but I really don't want to know the details ... I remember the Doc telling me the deterioration I had the hips was the level you#d expect of a 90 yr old and that was when I was 50 so I'm guessing it was probably full and then had the other one done 3 years later.
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It’s GREAT to be out walking the course and playing golf again!!!
Update:

I had my 3 months post hip replacement appointment with my surgeon this morning and he released me from all restrictions!! Yeah!! He said my range of motion was phenomenal. I had stashed my golf clubs in the car before the appointment so my next stop was at the golf course. Just like my first bike ride, it was terrific to be back out with all my clubs. Life is good.
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Blessed!

All the very best with all your activities! You did 25 miles on your first ride is so brilliant
I have just started cycling again after many many years and just about manage some 17kms with 3 stops! You are going to be by hero!
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Geeze, 1st ride with the new hip and 25 miles. I feel pretty good about doing 20 with my OEM hip. Congratulations for several things, successful surgery, great recovery, doing those 25 miles 1st ride out and back to golf.
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woudja lookit that...
Ya look good, Sir!
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Congrats!

You had me excited right up to the point of golf; then you lost me Just kidding, I know what it's like to be sidelined with injury or major illness. It's like getting your life back.
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