I leave for Boulder tomorrow for surgery with Dr. Rector on Wed., Aug. 26th. I thought I would be nervous but I’m still excited. I am just really looking forward to walking without pain. I imagine the nervousness will set in eventually but so far I’m still looking forward to it.
August 31, 2009
I had a right BHR at age 45.
All in all it wasn’t too bad once we figured what pain meds I could handle. Yesterday I was on Percocet. Felt like I was going to faint, my head and neck were sweating really bad and my mom said I got the shakes really bad was nauseated and thought I was … Read the rest
I’m two weeks post op from Rector as well (LBHR on 4-12-10), we likely were in hosp at same time! And I ditto your results, Dr. Rector and team were great and my recovery is likewise going very well.
The Game Ready is VERY expensive if one buys one (like $2500.00), but usually one can lease one like Hench or me…even if insurance doesn’t cover the renting….its WAY worth the rental cost for the icing and compression the system uses. Helped me immensly with swelling and assists with compressions (esp good to prevent DVT). Dr. Rector’s team highly recommended it for good reason, glad I have it!
I am scheduled to have BHR next week and for past 2 months my back has been killing me to the point i have become sedentary. I am actually an emergency physician who is very active mainly competing in ultraendurance mtn bike races so i have a few theories.
The hip and lower back are definitely intertwined. In all my years of practice it is a known fact that is sometimes very difficult to delineate which is causing the pain and numerous surgeries have been done on the hip /or back with limited results b/c it was misdiagnosed. So i believe that months or years with a bad hip affect your back for alot of … Read the rest
Today is two weeks post op. My procedure was done by Dr. Rector in Boulder, Colorado. If anyone is looking for a qualified doctor in the West, Dr. Rector is the person and Boulder Community hospital and staff were wonderful. My recovery has been nothing short of amazing, which I have to attribute to the job Dr. Rector and his team did.
One thing that I’ve never seen posted is the use of an icing and compression machine called “Game Ready”. Part of my pre op was meeting with the vendor of this machine to get a tutorial on how it works, etc. The nurses had it hooked up and running the same day of surgery. … Read the rest
In January of 2010, at age 38, I had the difficult decision of what to do about an ailing right hip that had been diagnosed as moving toward advanced osteoarthritis. I first experienced pain in the joint at the age of 26 when my regular doctor told that I should restrict my physical activity (i.e., stop running) and that I would likely need a hip replacement within 6-8 years. That just didn’t really seem like an option for me at that early age. I had been very athletic and active my whole life – starting with basketball, football and track through college and then playing competitive ultimate Frisbee since then, up to 3-4 days a week. Besides, I was still fairly mobile—the rest of my … Read the rest
I’ve been dealing with hip pain for about 4 years now, progressively worse. I am 52. Actually started with back pain and initial diagnosis was couple of degenerative discs in low back. Complaints about hip, knee pain were dismissed as related to back. I tried yoga, physical therapy, supplements, lumbar injections, hip injections, chiropractic, massage, NSAIDs, pain meds, etc. In April, moved from Atlanta to Denver and, trying to enjoy the healthy Colorado lifestyle. Like so many people, I could continue DOING activities like hiking and cycling, but would definitely PAY for it that evening and for days afterward.
Shortly after moving, I tried a new chiropractor who did tell me that I had pretty good arthritis in my left hip and that a hip … Read the rest
I’ve learned so much from this site. I poured through all the reports on recoveries before my surgery. I am amazed how quickly I’ve recovered. All that reading didn’t prepare me for the daily improvements.
I had surgery on April 4th at Boulder Community Hospital in Colorado with Dr. Rector. I’m from New Mexico but no one here has the experience I wanted. Dr. Rector called me 3 times to talk to me about the surgery. He and his super nurse Michelle were thorough and professional and I really appreciate the personal attention I received through out this process.
I was in the hospital for 3 days/2 nights. The experience in the hospital was excellent. Even the food was good! I used a walker for … Read the rest
Had hip resurfacing on my left hip Friday 10-24 in Boulder Colorado by Dr. Rector.
Came home from the hospital on Sunday afternoon. Used the walker Sunday evening and all day Monday. Started walking without it on Tuesday and now don’t need it at all. No crutch’s or walker on day five.
I walk all over the house and outside and all feels fine. PT came to my house today for the first time and was shocked at how well healed I was already. She gave me a list of exercises but said she saw no need to come back.
I’m taking only super Tylenol for pain and ice packs. I feel very fortunate considering I live alone and don’t have much help, this worked … Read the rest