Craig’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Rector 2011
April 2, 2011
Surgery went fine yesterday. Pain is not bad at all, just stiffness and limited range of motion. Walked the hall (with walker) without problems. Everyone here at Boulder Community Hospital is great and I’m looking forward to heading home to Wyoming tomorrow morning. Thanks everyone for all of the positive support.
April 4, 2011
We left Boulder yesterday with the wife at the wheel. A light rain turned to snow and it just got worse. South of Cheyenne Wy. a ten car pile up had us searching for a motel and we spent the night in Cheyenne as they closed the interstate. Looks good outside now, so we’re heading for home. Only 280 miles left to go.
It took us about 8 hours to get home (we had quite a few short breaks), but the trip was better than anticipated. The stiffness is much worse than the pain for me. Just glad to be home and start rehab.
April 10, 2011
Post-op day 9 now. I used crutches one day and a cane since. Only use the cane outside and I’m fine without it inside. Off the meds, but I do take 1 tylenol at night. I’m very fortunate and happy with things up to now. PT three times a week. My physical therapist travels all over.
April 12, 2011
I’m at day 11 post-op and trying to get quality sleep is tough. Even though I normally sleep on my back I worry about rolling. I use a styrofoam wedge with velcro straps. If I do start to roll or shift a bit of pain wakes me and I correct the position. Sleep is good, I like sleep, I want more sleep.
April 1, 2012
It’s been one year since my LBHR surgery. Last week I had my checkup with Dr. Rector in Boulder, Co. and all is good. Six months ago I was given the OK to return to my normal lifestyle and have been X/C skiing, snowshoeing, and lifting weights. No problems and no pain. I’m a happy camper. Thank you Dr. Rector.