Tag Archives: hip surgery

It’s hard to thrive if you don’t start over

  Thrive or merely survive? That was the question. The small smoke tree in a big pot by the koi pond had been struggling since May. The initial lime-green leaves were shriveling beneath new growth higher on the branches. I … Continue reading

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New angle on that hip ‘twinge’

About that “twinge” I mentioned a few weeks ago, the one that I didn’t want to go see a doctor about  …. Alas, my wife was right. She warned that if I didn’t see a doctor and get the darn … Continue reading

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Why get X-ray for a ‘twinge’?

I was in no hurry to open the letter from the DMV. The vehicle registration notice  couldn’t be good news. There would be the renewal fee. Worse, a smog test might be required for my 1997 Toyota Camry.  I take … Continue reading

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Meditation tested in trying basketball season

This is a season of redefinition: new goals, new measurements of success. That was the deal I made with myself seven weeks ago in order to play in the fall basketball league at my athletic club in Sacramento. The new … Continue reading

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Aging athlete’s reach exceeds his grasp

Just when you think you’re in good shape – at least for your age – you try something new and get humbled. After my hip-replacement surgery almost six years ago, I followed the rules and avoided strenuous, high-impact activities. Walking, … Continue reading

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