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- 10th Anniversary of my BHR by Patricia Walter Owner/Webmaster
- 11 Year Update Patricia Walter’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2006
- 12 Year Anniversary for Patricia Walter’s BHR by Dr. De Smet March 15, 2006
- 3 Year Update Alan’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. De Smet 2004
- 8 Year Anniversary of Pat’s BHR
- Alan Ray Diary of Hip Resurfacing in Belgium LBHR with Dr.
December 26, 2016 – Life seems to be a never ending story of learning and trying to achieve certain goals in life – or get back to a normal “you” or to try and fit back into society.
I had my bilateral resurfacing April 2015 and most has gone well. Although I am not fond of the scars and appearance the functionality and pain has changed my life.
Arthritis is … Read the rest
February 8, 2016
I am one month out of bilateral hr with Dr DeSmet. Can’t say enough about the quality of patient centred care. Wondering how soon I can do stairs without crutches. I am feeling pretty balanced and strong. I am a lot more tired than I expected I would be. Wondering if this is normal. This site helped me get my bearings. Want to say thanks!
February 13, 2016
Wondering if any of … Read the rest
October 12, 2016
As some background to my bilateral surgery – I’m a 37yr old female. 9 years ago I put my SIJ out playing squash but never got it seen to as v shortly thereafter was sick for 3 years with chronic fatigue. After getting better from that illness and back to sport I then developed piriformis syndrome on my left hip, that after 2 years of treatment had a release surgery – terrible … Read the rest
October 3, 2016 – I just completed my 3rd Half marathon down now to 6 minute K’s with still some issues but getting there for an younger old fella it is great. I feel sorta normal. I have lost the pain when stopping after the 2 hours now as it used to hurt like hell in the hips but now that is settled in.
Today (March 15, 2016) is the 10th anniversary of my BHR (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Device by Smith and Nephew) surgery. My BHR is still going strong with no problems at all. It feels just like my other unoperated hip – normal.
I traveled to Dr. De Smet in Belgium in 2006 because there were not many experienced hip resurfacing surgeons in the US. Also, I did not have health insurance and could not afford … Read the rest
March 20. 2016
My Dr. De Smet hip is 14 years old now and still going strong too!!! Best decision we ever made!
March 2, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Both Cliff and I had BHRs with Dr. De Smet in October 2002 – I was a left and he was a right. We are ice dancing, ballroom dancing and playing again.… Read the rest
Hello from a cybercafe’ in Gent. Four days since the good Dr. de Smet gave me life back. And he has put my life firmly back in my hands.
The operation was quick and clean. I took my last Codeine fizzy at 6:00 yesterday (Friday) morning. It’s now 3:15 pm Sat. in Gent. Apologies for having been out of touch so long, but the pre-paid internet machine at the Holiday Inn was out of order … Read the rest
|The only words to describe me are, JUST PLAIN HAPPY! This is life, this is wonderful. At six weeks I was at the halfway point between the left leg which was surfed 2-35-05 and the right leg which is going to be surfed 5-27-05. If anyone had told me that my new leg would be carrying the old one around at 6 weeks post op I wouldn’t have believed them. But it is true. The|
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 6:50 PM
Hi all…. Shirl and I arrived safe and sound on Wednesday afternoon in Amsterdam at about 12:30 PM. We were about an hour early because of a strong westerly jet stream which pushed us along nicely. We got off the plane and Shirl was booked for assistance so we were picked up at… Read the rest
December 20, 2007 2 weeks post op!
After several years of joint pain, and trips to doctors, a friend put me onto your site at the end of this summer. I am a 54 yr old female runner, who used to do sprint triathlons and bike and kayak. The pain got to me, and I finally listened to my body and realized the pain wasn’t going to get better by itself. (Why did it take
Dearest Hippys,Hip #2 is going well here in Gent Belgium. Everyone says that I am doing much better then I did for the first one, but I thought I did great the first time! It is easier though. I am fondly beginning to think of it as a three day “time out” that I had to take to get repaired.
The second hip was easier ~ knowing what to expect is more then half