On December 8, 2006, late afternoon, Dr. Rector completed my left hip resurfacing. On December 9, I was “walking” up and down the hallway at Boulder Community Hospital with crutches, under the watchful eye of my physical therapist. On December 10, prior to my discharge from the hospital later that day, I did more walking and learned how to go up and down stairs on crutches. On December 11, three days after surgery, I stopped the pain meds, because my pain was maybe a 1 on a scale of 1-10. By December 12, I was walking with the assistance of a cane only, and by December 14 (six days after surgery!), I was walking around my house without the assistance of a cane, crutches or anything else! Three weeks after surgery, I hit a large bucket of golf balls at a driving range in Houston, Texas. On February 17, not quite 2 1/2 months after my surgery, I played my first full 19 holes of golf and couldn’t believe how I was getting through the ball. Since then, I have played 11 rounds, the last three of which I have walked. Where there once was pain, there now is confidence! I view the entire experience as nothing short of miraculous! Every aspect of my experience – from the diagnosis, to the surgery, to the hospital, to the therapy – exceeded my expectations. And my obsessing prior to the event was (thankfully) all for naught! If Dr. Rector recommends this for you, just do it.