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Post  Laura Johstono on Sun May 06, 2012 4:38 pm

I'm new to this group. John Kilpatrick encouraged me to join. I currently live in Leesburg, GA, but I'm moving to Charleston SC in August. I'm married to a non-runner, but I'm working on him. I started running in college. Once I started teaching I ran more and more because it is such a great stress reliever. I ran my first race, a 10k, in 2010. I've done three half marathons since then. I'm having foot surgery in a few weeks to have a bunion removed that has really slowed me done in the last few months. The changes I've made in my stride as a result caused knee and hip problems when I was training for my last half. I'm hoping I'll be back to running by late summer early fall. Has anybody here had this surgery? Any advice?

Anyway, I'm excited to be here. All the posts I've read so far are really inspiring!
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Post  Julie on Sun May 06, 2012 5:01 pm

Never had that surgery but welcome!
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Post  Mike MacLellan on Sun May 06, 2012 5:40 pm

Hi Laura, never had the surgery either, but hopefully it won't sideline you for too long. Welcome to the madness of 365runners!
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Post  Mark B on Sun May 06, 2012 6:43 pm

Welcome, Laura! I haven't had bunions either, but it's understandable how they could alter your stride. Hopefully the surgery will allow you feel like your old self again.
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Post  Schuey on Sun May 06, 2012 6:44 pm

Welcome aboard!
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Sun May 06, 2012 8:07 pm

No surgery here either, but I have been married to a no-runner for almost 27 yrs - no issue - he just lets me do my thing so I usually pick a destination marathon or two a year so we both can go. Good luck with the bunion surgery. A tennis friend of mine had it right before Thanksgiving and she was plying tennis again by Christmas.
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Post  Nick Morris on Sun May 06, 2012 9:44 pm

Hi Laura!!! Welcome to the team. Enjoy the wealth of knowledge and experience at the tip of your fingers. Like the others, I have not had surgery either.
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Post  T Miller on Mon May 07, 2012 7:14 am

No bunions here either but I know that it will be a huge relief to eliminate the problems that are keeping you from healthy running. I also know how difficult it is to take this time off. I hope this time flies by for you and that you get back to running soon.

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Post  fostever on Mon May 07, 2012 11:42 am

My mom had those, but not sure if she had them removed, hopefully not too major and will help. Welcome!
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Post  GregC on Mon May 07, 2012 11:51 am

Hi Laura, I didn't have bunion surgery, but I did have Hallux Rigidus surgery (stiffness in big toe) to remove a gigantic bone spur and clean up the joint. The procedures were called Cheilectomy and Akin osteomoty, which I think can also be done as part of a bunion surgery. I actually blogged about the experience here:

http://running-against-time.blogspot.com/

I had the surgery in early November and was pretty much back to regular training by the beginning of the year. I aint' gonna lie...it was painful post-op, but the recovery wasn't horrible.

Welcome to the boards!
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Post  Kenny B. on Mon May 07, 2012 12:33 pm

Welcome to the forum and thanks for the introduction! You will find plenty of great advice and some funny stuff going on over here! But, don't mistake this is a forum for runners by runners (and some triathletes as well)!

I wish you the best on the surgery and quick recovery!
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Post  amyjoann on Mon May 07, 2012 7:14 pm

Welcome Laura good luck with the surgery . As a teacher I know you need those runs to destress
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Post  jon c on Mon May 07, 2012 9:22 pm

Welcome to the group and I hope that the surgery is a success!
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Post  Jerry on Tue May 08, 2012 2:45 pm

Hi Laura.
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Post  Admin on Tue May 08, 2012 4:22 pm

Welcome! Please make yourself comfortable. Have a snack... drinks are at 6pm. The performance starts at 7:30pm. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.


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Post  ounce on Tue May 08, 2012 7:13 pm

@Mr MattM wrote:Welcome! Please make yourself comfortable. Have a snack... drinks are at 6pm. The performance starts at 7:30pm. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.


There's no guarantee he'll bring it to you, but don't hesitate to ask. And ask again.

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Post  John Kilpatrick on Wed May 09, 2012 10:51 am

Yeah!!! Glad to have you here - look forward to seeing what adventures you get yourself into in South Carolina!

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