Cliff's Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Lyons 2012

I have played Hockey for 45 of my 51 years of age and I guess this is where the body starts to breakdown but I am looking forward to getting my life back without a limp and severe pain..

September 19, 2012

BHR left hip surgery was a success, 1 day post op and already have done some walking with the walker, but boy I feel like I was kicked by a horse and have the the worst charlie horse, but pain meds and muscle relaxers help with that, suppose to be released Friday but we will see. keep all to date.

September 21, 2012

Day 3 update, drain removed and ROM is a little better today hoping to head home today. just getting a little heel pain and other then that things ae progressing well. Will let you know when I'm home and hopefully things will keep going forward.

September 25, 2012

1 week post op, still pretty stiff some days better then others I am having a hard time with pain meds, severe headaches and the hot and cold sweats, not even sure at this time iif I even needs the meds, as my pain is not really that bad, I think the stiffness is the worst. walking still ok with walker when i do get up, PT 3 times a week and a regular visit from the nurse, I know its a natural thing to be thinking if this was all worth it and I know deep down inside it will be.

September 29, 2012

I am 11 days post-op and I think I am finally seeing some light as I was having more bad days then good, I just came back from my walk and can feel little improvements here and there, I am also slowing but surely going off the pain meds as I think I am just taking them as precaution but am getting tired of all the headaches.

October 2, 2012

I had my 2 week checkup and am happy to say everything is right on track, I have graduated from walker to cane with some good walking to go along with the pt. No swelling and have got rid of the pain meds. I will tell you that being idle for 2 weeks really does a number on your muscles that you thought you had, such as now when I walk a longer distance my lower back is sore but doctor says that is from being basically bed ridden for 2 weeks and your muscles need to get back at it. This morning had a weird feeling tho, went to step in shower and felt a clunk which from what I have read and the doctor verified is normal and its just the muscles and tendons that are trying to rebound. best news is no pain.

October 7, 2012

It has been 3 weeks, I seem to have hit a level spot as far as my recovery, have been walking and doing my exercises as required but I am having an awful lot of stiffness and some discomfort in and near the incision area, my lower back aches and i know that is probably from not having a normal life for a couple of weeks

October 8, 2012

Not a bad day today, I did 2 sessions of pool therapy and that seemed to work out well as the resistance really works those muscles. Today I actually walked most of the day without the cane and just a slight limp, it is amazing that things change day to day.

October 9, 2012

 I think I pushed a little to hard with some free weights because my lower back is screaming at me, I'm trying to build up the upper body again and I'm sad to say that after 45 years of being an athlete and being on top of my game, my legs are a sad sight, its amazing how fast you lose all your muscle tone after not being active for 5-6 months, I feel like I'm starting over and yes being a little impatient at the same time. I need to listen to the body as everyone keeps telling me.

October 12, 2012

I did quite a bit of walking yesterday and my lower back is screaming at me today, I am hoping my muscles start to all get back on board.

October 15, 2012

I am 4 weeks today and I have been happy so far that all the old pain is gone and I'm dealing with the new pain as they say. I have been walking without a cane for the last week but have been dealing with some serious lower muscle back pain and I still can't lift my leg up enough to put a sock on. I will be starting out patient pt again tomorrow, my surgeon does not normally suggest any more then is needed but I seemed to have leveled off and feel as I need more.

October 22, 2012

I actually started back to work today on light duty status until I go for my 6 week post op check with the surgeon next Monday. I don't feel to bad but we will see what the night brings when the body calms down, but surprisingly I don't feel to bad, hopefully we will stay on the forward trend.

October 29, 2012

I had my 6 week post -op today, I have not used a cane for 2 weeks and today the surgeon lifts all restrictions, still sore muscles but even those are coming along. Hoping to be able to tie my shoe before long as I am still a litlle tight at the bending stage but considering how painful it was and still is to a certain point but its a good pain if thats possible. I have 5 more PT sessions and hopefully some more good stretching and I will be to go. Thanks to all that I have communicated with and those that gave great advise, we are in this together and the support was wonderful. Thank you.

November 4, 2012

Tuesday will be 7 weeks post op. I would have never believed it at first but after the 4th week things started flying towards a positive note.

November 18, 2012

Today I went out and played my first round of Golf in 12 weeks, Tuesday I will be 10 weeks post-op. I have to say that I am feeling pretty damn good at this point even my golf partners are happy they no longer have to pick my ball out of the hole because I can bend to get them myself LOL. I really don't know why I waited 2 yrs to have this surgery, but anyone that is thinking about it don't wait long as you will find that the sooner the better, and a special thanks to this web site and all the friends that I have met on line, it makes the road to recovery so much easier.

September 9, 2013

Its been a while since I have been on as I have had a tough year, following my Hip resurfacing last September my Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and eventually took him this past April. With that said I had my one year check up last week and The doctor said all was good and unless I have any major set backs I don't need to see him anymore until next year. Hope all is well and look forward to hearing all the good news from past and futures Hippies.

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