March 29, 2011

6 month Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Update

It's been 6 months today since I had a TKR on my left knee, it's doing super! My new right knee is now 2 years old and I don't even think about it anymore, my left one is almost to that point! I'm back training hard and running about 70 miles/week. I still have a long way to go to get where I'd like to be but it's coming! I've had incredible support from my wife Jill, friends, and Dr. Matt Heinrich! I know I may be pushing the envelope a bit but I'm listening to my body and back it off a bit when I need to. My hope God willing is to be ready to run Boston in 2012, it will be the 30th Anniversary of "Duel in the Sun" which excites me to no end!

10 comments:

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

You are such an inspiration! I loved Duel In The Sun :) I recommend it to anyone I know who is running Boston for the 1st time.

NobleHeff said...

This is great. Have been waiting to hear how you were doing. I have one knee fixed and one more to go.

Ej said...

What brand of knee do you have?...I am 40 and too young for knee replacement but I had failed scope on my 18 months ago and cant really walk..use a cane to get around....but hoping it gets better...either way I will eventally get old...

Chris said...

I have been running about 10K, 5-6 days a week for the last 40 years. For the last year and half I have been having severe problems with my left knee to the point that I can’t walk without pain. As per MRI I think I have to have a partial knee replacement . I would like to stay and live an active life and I planning to move to Austin area for my retirement. I would appreciate if you send me your doctor contact information. Thanks.

Dick Beardsley said...

Hi Chris - http://www.orthoaustin.com/ - Matt Heinrich Let me know if you need anything else!

Anonymous said...

i'm running again after tkr. my surgeon refuses to clear me to do a marathon but i think i'm up for it; prior to replacement i did ultras and i know i have the mindset for this. any opinions or comments you can send my way. thanks for sharing your incredible journey & inspiring me!
stephanie tibaduiza

Bubble Boy said...

Dick,
I am happy to see you running again! I have a friend that is 72 and an avid runner. He wanted to know what type of knee they used. He wants to run again. Thank you.

Dick Beardsley said...

Hi there Bubble Boy...my knee is a DuPuy Rotating Platform knee. Best of luck to your friend!

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kMartin Thuss said...

Dick, I wrote to you earlier. Jill said you are at speaking engagements. As a high competitive runner for fifty yrs what is the name of your knee. Gotta have a knee to run on. Martin