Tennis has been a major part of my life since the early 1950s and last year I thought I had hung my racquet up for good. I just came off the court from a 3 hour match, which was more fun than a barrel of monkeys, and I feel great. Thank you for more than the new hip, thank you for all the fun times I am now able to look forward too. Please also pass on my thanks to Michelle Koehler as she was great. It has changed my life in many ways.
p.s. I am now scheduled to compete in the 70+ year old Florida Interclub Competition for 2010
Chip (Charles) Smith, BHR surgery 9-10-08
I had my right BHR in September 2008 and my left BHR one year later. I couldn’t be more pleased with my complete recovery. Just before my second surgery I was able to road bike 100 miles over a 10,000+ ft. pass in one day with a group of friends, all of whom were quite a bit younger. Now with my second hip I am able to compete on the tennis court with opponents of national ranking and am planning a bike ride from Ft. Meyers, Fla. to Key West. Also with some great physical therapy and five sessions of yoga a week it only took 4 months to get back on the tennis courts. I can’t thank you enough for accepting me as a candidate for the BHR surgeries and for the terrific job you did.