I also love kayaking! We go out to the west coast of Canada and spend two weeks kayaking, sometimes with the seals. Sometimes with the hump back whales. Our shortest day is about 5 hours on the water, our longest day was 10 hours on the water. Another pass time in the summer is wake boarding, boat surfing and knee boarding.
In the winter I enjoy snow boarding. Six years ago when I was diagnosed with arthritis in my left hip the sports doctor told me he wouldn’t refer me for a replacement because the deterioration wasn’t severe enough. Five years later I had a hard time walking. I was in constant pain and walked with a permanent limp. My family doctor had X-rays done and referred me to a hip & knee surgeon. Nine months later I still hadn’t heard from him. I was pretty much walker bound. Some friends ask me if I twisted my ankle so I told them about my hip and that I still hadn’t heard from the clinic. By this point I couldn’t do any of the things I loved to do. I couldn’t even get onto my Harley to take it for a ride. They told me about a friend of theirs that had accompanied a friend to your clinic for a hip replacement and this lady had only praise for it. I did some research and sent an email and two months later I was in the recovery room with a brand new hip. After two weeks of physiotherapy I returned home and walked off the plane with out any walking aids at all. A week later I was back working, six and a half weeks after surgery I was back up on a wakeboard. Due to deterioration in my lower back there are still thing i can’t do but I’m working through it. I still can’t back pack but that has nothing to do with my hip. I wakeboard, kneeboard, surf, go to the gym and work out and I put 12,000kms on my Harley this summer. Nordorthopaedics has given my a whole lot of life back that was lost. Thanks to everyone there for your great care and professionalism. I tell everyone about how awesome you are and I hope anyone that needs ur help gets in touch with you!!