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Good to hear back on your progress. Fun on the lifting!! Several years before hip OS caught up to me, I had transitioned to kettlebells from iron weights. The OS eventually made any type of ballistic movements such as a basic kettlebell swing painful and debilitating the following few days. I’m looking forward to biking, hiking, and yes, kettlebells again. Next week I’m going introduce some body weight squats with a bench.
 
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@Greg555 Recommend 40Fit on FB or Patrons of Greysteel. Both are savvy about lifting after joint replacement. The former is free. The latter requires a dollar a month contribution via Patreon. Both adhere to the Starting Strength system.
 
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Still working on strength training. Weird but makes sense that Im bench pressing more than I’m squatting. I guess that’s understandable, given the trauma of surgery.
 
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6 months left hip. Still strength training and now some balance training as a supplement. Walking on alternate days. Miscellaneous aches and pains in the groins and left IT band areas, that come and go.
 
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Past 1 year R hip, 10 months L.

I continue strength lifting with a DPT/coach, squatting in the 240s, deadlifting 205, increasing 1.5 lb/week.

Got in a bicycle ride today.

Stil some weakness in external rotators when going around a corner in the car, but mild now and improving.

I will always remember your coming alongside. Be blessed,

Paul
 

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Hello @Mutwa
A belated Happy One Year Anniversary! Soon it will be one year for, Lefty.
Time sure is flying. It sounds like you’re doing well. Thanks for stopping by with an uodate.
Wishing you a healthy, happy holiday season and many blessings in 2021! :)
 

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I relate to this comment of yours so much....
I will always remember your coming alongside.
I felt the same way, especially early in my recovery. So often when we are struggling, whether physically, or emotionally/socially, what we most need is someone to walk alongside us and offer support! The folks of Bone Smart do exactly that! :flwrysmile:
 

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Glad to hear you are doing well @Mutwa
You make me nervous loading those new hips with all that weight, but you sound confident in your coach.. and I'm happy if you're happy. :) :-) (:
Thanks for sharing your journey with us.
Hope your week is sweet.:SUNsmile:
 
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Hi all,
Almost one year for leftie.

Saturday, I helped move part of our household goods using a U-Haul. When renting the van, I got a small nip just below the index finger knuckle from a dog that drew blood. I immediately washed it and applied a prescription antibiotic several hours later.

There was mild pain on palpating, barely discernible distal redness when comparing hands, zero swelling, and I’m on 50 mg doxycycline as a prophylaxis for MRSA skin infections. Today, Tuesday, all that is gone except a little pain on palpating.

I note a little asymmetric sensation of weakness on the lateral side of leftie, which goes away with exercise. But leftie is 2 months younger than rightie. No pain.

Any cause for consulting a doctor?

Still lifting. Deadlifting 230lb. DPT/coach have no problems with this, though we’re proceeding slowly.

paul
 

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Oh man, deadlifting 230. You're putting 2 45-pound plates on each end of the dumbbell?! Dang. That's great.

I'm' using resistance bands to do deadlifts. But it ain't near 230 and I'm fine with that. My gym has been closed since the start of Covid.

I think my last official checkin with my surgeon was at nine months. I scheduled a visit at 13 months becauseI was experiencing a weak thigh, and wasn't sure if there was a device problem. He was totally confident there was no device problem. I restarted the PT exercises I had learned starting 6 months out, and voila, problem stopped.

So every surgeon has their preference, but I seem to recall my surgeon making some joke about calling him in 30 years. I see you're a lateral approach man, as I am. What's interesting is that I definitely feel like my hip got better in year two. No question about it. How much of that was basic healing still taking place vs building up strength I'd lost in the years before surgery, I don't know. Feels like both.

Good luck.
 
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@Going4fun I suggest The Barbell Prescription, a book, and coaching using at home equipment, using Barbell Logic Online Coaching, or BLOC. Get someone with experience in implants.
 

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