I am doing exceptionally well with my hip and want to share with you an achievement from last summer (2011) that would have been impossible without my resurfaced hip.
Last August we went to Colorado for vacation and I successfully hiked to the summit of Pikes Peak at 14,110 ft. I hiked it alone on the Barr Trail which is a 13-mile hike with an elevation gain of 7400 ft from the trailhead to the summit. It took me 7 hours and 20 minutes to complete.
The first 10 miles took me approximately 4 hours to hike and the last 3 miles above the tree line at 12,000 ft.It took me 3 hours to complete. This was the most difficult physical thing I have ever done and it was absolutely the most rewarding by far. My hip performed beautifully with zero issues.
I wanted to share that accomplishment with you and Dr. Gross as I would not have been able to do something like this prior to my hip resurfacing.
- M. H.