Category Archives: hip fracture

my experience recovering from a hip fracture

2012 Summary by the Numbers

I thought it would be interesting to assemble a summary of hikes and walks for the year 2012.  I started the year in rehab for my hip fracture, so my activities were initially limited, but they gradually returned to normal … Continue reading

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I’m All Better Now

At the time of my last post in this series I had just passed 6 months from surgery to repair a fracture of my right hip.  I had just had a checkup with my surgeon, during which he spoke the … Continue reading

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Moving Forward Once Again

At the time of my last post in this series I had just passed 3 months from surgery to repair a fracture of my right hip.  In the 3-month checkup with my surgeon, he figuratively showed me a Stop sign … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu: Stop Sign

At the time of my last PT appointment I had just completed the consolidation to 1 walk per day, for about 70 minutes.  In general I carried a kitchen timer set to half of my daily time, and promptly turned … Continue reading

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Back in my Element

This update summarizes my progress in late December through mid-January as I continued to increase my walking range.  I achieved a landmark when I was able to complete a 5k distance in my planned daily walking time on New Year’s … Continue reading

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What is Out of Range Now Won’t be for Long

The 4 weeks from my 2-week checkup to my 6-week checkup were the longest in my recovery.  I was very diligent about taking all three daily walks, counting errands or other walking opportunities as part of my walks.  After 2 … Continue reading

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Stop Sign

This is the next stage of my journey and describes the initial stages of recovery from hip fracture and pinning. Saturday morning (29 October), the PA (physician assistant) visited me for his sign-off for my discharge from the hospital.  During … Continue reading

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