Today marks exactly two months since my hip surgery. I’ve been slowly adding in intervals of 30-60 seconds of running into my walks. Today, I am happy to report I hit the 2 miles of running mark! I walk the mile to the park and then run /walk loops (just under a mile each)–pushing Leif and dragging Sochi–before walking home. I’m feeling great! My hip doesn’t feel ‘normal” but it doesn’t hurt and that’s exciting. My surgeon told me it could be a full year before it feels 100%. I’ll take it!
I believe I owe my strong recovery to several factors: First, an awesome surgeon. I continue to hear from various sources–PT’s, patience, nurses– that Dr. Brukner is the best in the business. Secondly, I have been doing my stretches and eating really healthy. Fruits, veggies, curries, cinnamon. nuts, seeds, and beans abound. I also believe that the acupuncture, prolotherapy, and cupping are doing great things for my body. From promoting white blood cell production, improving circulation, and drawing fresh blood to the areas of me that need healing…I’m feeling a huge difference. We tried a type form of prolotherapy last week that we had not yet tried. My low back pain all put disappeared after 1 go at the therapy. WHAT! Honestly, it is like nothing I’ve experienced before. The cool part– its not just covering the symptoms–it is actually helping my body to heal itself. That is rad.
I’m so thankful this body is on the mend.