I’m just writing to share the great news that I’m almost 2 years post op after having my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross in October 2018 and I’m doing great!!I feel guilty because Surface Hippy is the most amazing site and literally enabled a life-changing event for me – my resurfacing surgery – which has truly restored me to the happy, active lifestyle I knew before my osteoarthritis set into my left hip 9 years ago. And the reason I feel guilty is that I’ve been so busy enjoying my life again that I honestly don’t think about my hip much or come to visit this site much anymore – but I really should because it’s a wonderful source of fact-based guidance and I’d love to give back in any way I can to the website that gave me my life back!
I think the best way I can give back is to make myself available to anyone who is struggling with the decision to go forward with the resurfacing operation. Because that was me – I researched the surgery for 4 years while I suffered, gave up playing tennis – which is my favorite activity to do both as singles player, a mens doubles player, and a mixed doubles player with my wife. I tried everything under the sun including supplements, physical therapy, stem cell therapy, viscosupplementation (which by the way is hte only thing that actually worked, albeit for a very short time – like 4 months before it wore off) to put off the surgery. But I built a trust relationship with Dr. Gross during that time and his staff. They were very supportive and helpful while I took 4 years to make up my mind. Long story less boring, I finally had the operation in Oct 2018 and within 6 months I was back on the tennis court having fun again. And the reason I feel guilty is that I’m so busy playing tennis everyday with my wife, kids, and friends or working out or walking with my wife every day that I never have time to think about my hip or updating everyone on my story.
Anyway – I’m just putting myself out there for anyone who would like to discuss it, learn more about my hip resurfacing journey – anything I can do to help. Feel free to contact me here anytime.
I actually have to run right now because the guys are waiting on me for our Saturday morning doubles match!
Thanks Surface Hippy & Dr. Gross, Nancy, and Lee Webb – You make an awesome team and you not only gave me my life back but you made me appreciate my health and I’ve never had a healthier lifestyle than I do now!