John's Hip Resurfacing 2008

April 25, 2013

I haven't been back here in years but decided to check in today. I had one hip done in 06 and the other done in 07. I waited way too long to have them done. The surgery/recovery is nowhere near as bad as you think it will be. If you are in constant pain and unable to do the things you enjoy then get it done soon. You will not regret it one bit. I'm able to do everything I used to do and have no pain anymore. Just have it done by someone who has done a lot of them and have somebody with you to help you recover for a couple months.
John

December 21, 2011

It's been 4 years since I had my second BHR and I couldn't be happier with the results. Any of you out there wondering if it's the right thing to do my advice is, find the best skilled BHR surgeon nearby and get it done. This website was an incredible resource and support for me pre and post op and I just stopped back to say thanks.

June 24 2008

I'm 59, a former runner now an elliptical machine user and bike rider. I had hip #1 done in late December and # 2 done almost 7 weeks ago. My Dr is conservative both times I was off the affected hip for 6 weeks toe touch weight only, used a walker and crutches. I did some arm exercises and the half dozen PT exercises that are in the discharge booklet. Tried to walk around a lot during the day and after the second surgery I walked out to the end of the driveway 10 times day- it's about 50 yards long. I got off crutches last Friday but I'd been gradually putting more weight on it the final week. Sunday I did 10 minutes on the elliptical with low resistance and narrow length of stride. Yesterday I walked in the warm therapy pool for an hour and "ran" in the water for 20 minutes with the aqua jogger belt. today I did a little mowing and raking, then I did 15 minutes on the elliptical after that I stretched a lot and was even able to touch my toes and do a yoga plow pose. I feel pretty good tonight, legs are tired but no pain. This is the same procedure I followed after the first surgery and I was probably 85% recovered, in my estimation, by the time of my second surgery.

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