After corresponding with Donna today and comparing notes on our tennis and golf games post-op, I tried to find a thread with this topic and couldn't find one. I think it would be encouraging to those of you who are in the pre-surgery mode or in the early recovery period to hear from some of us who have returned to activities, even if there are some limitations. I know our main goals with surgery are to reduce pain and stop progression, but we also hope to be able to return to activities that are part of our life, too. I hope to hear from water skiers, snow skiers (Ed & Jenee & others), swimmers, tennis players, dancers, golfers, bikers, kayakers, etc. If anyone has a video, that would be even better.
Tap Dancing: returned at 6 months, but avoided some impact steps until I was a year post-op
Golf: started chipping and putting at 6 months and taking full swings at a year-Now, at 3 months into the season & 1 1/2 years post-op, I feel like I'm only a few strokes higher than I was before my surgery. It's so much better than I had hoped!
Bike Riding: Returned to leisurely riding my bike at a year post-op
My signature has a picture of me tap dancing and a video of me hitting a golf ball on my first day of playing golf after surgery.