Tuesday, January 26, 2010


On Sunday I played tennis for the first time post-LPAO! It felt great to be back on the court, and both my hips felt great before, during and after.

I played doubles for two whole hours, and while I didn't go for any crazy gets, I didn't hold myself back too much either. Obviously I was a bit rusty, but for the most part I felt really good and like I am ready to start playing regularly again. Yippee!!

I have been doing a lot with my hip lately: walking to and from work (it is only 20 min. each way), Pilates, spinning, and seeing my trainer twice a week. All that work has obviously built up the muscles quite well, and the spinning has been improving my cardio quite a bit.

So fitness-wise, things are going very well. Tomorrow I am going up to Dr. Su's office to get my 12-week post-op xray of the left hip, so we'll see how the progress is going on the inside as well. Dr. Su is a hip specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery here in New York, and the doctor who first diagnosed my hip dysplasia and referred me to Dr. Millis. I'm having my xray done there so I don't have to drive all the way up to Boston, and so that Dr. Su can see the end result of his initial diagnosis.


  1. What fantastic news! It actually makes me excited for my RPAO. Building hip stregth and fitness before the surgery is paying off. Playing tennis for two hours of is awesome! I am so happy for you and for this update!

  2. Sounds like you're doing wonderfully! That's great to hear. I am still pondering my LPAO, and go back and forth about it. Keep up the great posts!

  3. Thanks Jen! I obviously strongly recommend the surgery, as I've had such a good result!