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A Grande Adventure

At the end of February I received a message from a girlfriend (the one I do adventure races with) who was attending a corporate retreat up north. She sent me a bunch of text messages asking if I had ever heard of Robyn Benincasa. Robyn is an ex-extreme adventure racer, has had several hip replacements [...]

Silly Frustration

Yesterday I had a frustrating moment.  While recovery is going great and I couldn’t be happier with being pain free, change can come in unexpected and surprising ways.  There are lots of aspects of recovery that we don’t think about when we get started.  And even if we happen to think about it we don’t [...]

Focusing on Scar Tissue Treatment

Week 11 was my first physiotherapy session back with my athletic therapist, Chris, after being released from OHIP weeks earlier.  I was looking forward to this but also knew it was going to hurt. Our focus was on the scar.  We hadn't got to any scar work yet on my new incision and I really [...]

Time in the Rain

Spending time in the rain since hip replacements has been a completely different experience, and something I’m truly learning to enjoy and appreciate.  Now I understand that even for people without arthritis spending time in the rain isn’t necessarily enjoyable but once you add arthritis into the equation it’s a whole other story. Another men’s [...]

Housework

It's was finally time to tackle the house! Lots to do!  So I made a list and it wasn't short. (I love lists, they make me feel so much better, more organized and motivated to get it all done). I like a certain level of cleanliness.  I like when things are in their place and [...]

Being Released from Physio

At this point, July 24, 2017, I had not seen my physiotherapist since before leaving for PEI (July 11) and was looking forward to learning the next step. Well I got released!  To be honest, I know this recovery has felt easier and quicker than the last but I didn't expect that.  I'm no where [...]

3 Day Road Trip

At 9 weeks post-op (left hip), beginning of July, we headed to PEI for my best friends wedding. I had just started to drive 6 days earlier.  Yes, it was to the grocery store, and yes, the boyfriend was with me but still a major step forward (both of our vehicles are standards so both legs [...]