Its been a long time since I updated this blog, and I'm not sure whether anyone still reads it or not, but will update just in case someone facing a future PAO comes across it.
I am now 3 yrs 8 months post RPAO, and 1yr 5 months post LPAO.
Hips are amazing. I have gone from barely able to walk more than a few steps without excrutiating pain, giving way and needing a walking stick or crutches, through 4 yrs or surgeries comprising 2 scopes, 2 PAOs, 1 screw removal-another scheduled, and several GAs for steroid injections, to being able to walk and work pain free and painkiller free.
Last March I started , very gradually to run, just a minute at a time and followed the couch25k programme. In July I ran the Race for life 5k fun run for Cancer Research and just beat my 30min target. I was happy at how well my hips were coping so tried a little further. By Christmas I was running up to 8 miles and the hips still held up perfectly well.
After a brief xmas break, followed by a bout of flu I am now building up again running 3-4 miles 4 times a week and increasing gradually. I have gained a place in The Great North Run, the worlds biggest half marathon, so on 16/09/2013 I shall be joining 54000 other runners to run from Newcastle to South Shields. Excited doesnt cover it!! :) I have also persuaded my couch potato, slightly overweight hubby to et fit lose weight and join me, and we are both running to raise money for Cancer research into childhood cancers-Kidscan.
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I have a follow-up appointment with Mr Witt 1st Feb so hoping everything still looks good on my xrays and he is happy for me to run (or maybe I might forget to ask him that...) Screw removal can be confirmed and perhaps he will discharge me. Though I would miss having a good excuse to spend a few days in London each year....
I will update after my appointment.