Johnny G’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Marchand 2010
October 28, 2010
Being a male it did help the first night with a catheter but I had to get it out the next morning do to extreme uncomfortable!
I had the spinal with light anesthesia and let me tell you I wasn’t able to get out of bed. I came out of surgery at 3PM and didn’t have feeling for hours. I was able to walk up and down the hall with a walker the next day and go to the bathroom. Even if you get the catheter for the first night it will make it so much easier. You’ll be so medicated you wont care!
October 29, 2010
I am a 45 yr old male and I can totally relate to what you’re going through. I just had my left BHR last Friday. There are lots of thoughts swirling around your mind prior to the surgery. It helps to go on this forum to read about others who just went through it. We are fortunate we have a choice between resurfacing and total. My hip was really bad and I don’t think I could have gone another week living with that pain. I also feared the damage would be so bad that the only choice would be a total. Not true. I was happy to see the surgeon in recovery as he handed me the xray of my new resurfacing and it was a success. Keep yourself busy in the next few weeks getting everything done around the house for the upcoming holidays. That alone should keep your mind off of the surgery. It’s only been a week since my surgery and that pain I’ve been suffering with for years is gone. I am still in some discomfort from the surgery but physical therapy at home is going better than expected. I go for my first check up on Monday then start outpatient PT Tuesday.
October 31, 2010
It’s been 10 days post op for me and I’m feeling great…sore still but great.
November 4, 2010
I’m 45 and had a left BHR two weeks ago. I myself put it off for a long time and got two cortisone shots which did absolutely nothing. The first one helped for about three weeks and the second caused more pain. Right now I’m on the road to recovery. You know, when you think about getting the resurfacing, is there really a perfect time to get it done? There was always something going on so I figured I would just get it over with as soon as possible and now I’m glad I did.
November 12, 2010
Today makes 3 weeks since my LBHR and feeling pretty good. I’m currently down to using a cane and started a recumbant exercise bike 2 days ago. My wife had to work and I was alone every day which was a piece of cake. I did get the assist kit (sock assist,grabber,and long shoe horn) which helps quite a bit. That I got from the occupational therapist before I left the hospital. You will need a walker if you know anyone who has one. You will need crutches. Insurance for me covered one or the other. I bought a suction cup handle for the shower at Walmart for 11 bucks. I didn’t use a shower transfer seat. I have a tub/shower. I put the handle above the soap dish about head high and grabbed onto that as I stepped into the shower. Healthy leg first and then the gimpy one.
Getting out backwards using the gimpy one first then the healthy one. I did go out the weekend before my surgery and picked up a recumbant exercise bike which feels awesome right now. A recliner has been a lifesaver. I was sleeping in bed my second night home.
November 20, 2010
It’s been 4 weeks post op and the rash has spread all the way to my knee and still surrounding the incision site. I’ve been on antibiotics for a week as well as a steroid cream. Nothing has worked. It seems like it is only where they prepped before the surgery. I am starting oral steroids this morning. Hopefully this works.
December 6, 2010
It’s been 6 weeks since my LBHR with Dr. Marchand. You’re in really good hands with him and his staff in a top notch hospital.
January 9, 2011
I’m at 11 weeks and returned to work last week working on submarines without any restrictions. As you can imagine there is quite a bit of ladders and tight places to get to, not to mention just walking around the shipyard. I really trusted the advice of my physical therapist during my recovery as far as what was "safe" to do. Without that I would not be where I am today. I am still going to PT just to make sure I don’t hurt myself at work.
July 27, 2011
It’s been 9 months since my left BHR and I’m still getting pain in the front of my hip. Seems like the hip flexor but not sure.
Hurts when I do straight leg raises, putting on pants or anytime I raise my knee up to my chest. It’s been like that since the surgery. 3 months of PT didn’t help.
September 21, 2011
I had my injection today which was Depomodrol/Marcaine injected into the bursa assisted by a CT Scan at South County Hospital ( Rhode Island). I know it’s been four hours since, but so far so good. If this works I should be all set. They gave me journal to keep track of the pain (if any) until I see my surgeon in three weeks. Hopefully this will take care of that annoying groin pain.
September 25, 2011
It’s been 4 days since the injection into the bursa and the pain is (shhh!) pretty much gone. It seemed to progressively get better every day. Yesterday I felt very slight pain when I put my left sock on, but this morning nothing.
November 23, 2011
Still doing great. No pain or anything when I’m walking. I work on submarines so I feel it a little when I go up ladders but it’s tolerable. The surgeon is saying the tendon is actually rubbing along the exposed part of the implant (ball), and if I want to, I could get another injection or try the release surgery. I really don’t want any more surgery so I just choose to deal with the slight discomfort. PT wont help either. As long as I don’t have the pain I had prior to surgery, I guess I’m doing OK.
March 6, 2012
I had the Depomodrol/Marcaine injection into the bursa assisted by a CT Scan at South County Hospital in November 2011 which made a huge improvement but not totally gone. The reason is simple. The implants are too large and the psoas tendon rubs against it causing the discomfort. I started going to a massage therapist for myofascial release of the psoas tendon and it has made a huge improvement. I also hit the treadmill for thirty minutes each day after work.
March 13, 2012
Well had my appointment with Dr. Marchands PA on Monday. X-rays show the implant looks great.
I explained my hamstring issue and he asked how the psoas tendon was doing since the injection in September 2011. I told him it was a whole lot better. He had me lie on my back and do a straight leg raise with him pushing down. I could only lift it a little without it hurting. He seemed very concerned with the psoas and I have since had a CT scan and bloodwork yesterday. The hamstring is his least concern at this point.