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Coaching Again Question - Help?
« on: November 13, 2009, 02:38:37 AM »
I have my surgery this coming Monday.  Any thoughts as to whether I'd be able to coach a lacrosse game 20 days later?  Is standing on crutches for a few hours difficult?  Thanks.
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Re: Coaching Again
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 02:46:50 AM »
I wouldn't count on it. But you never know, Standing and coaching for a couple of hours at three weeks post op is pretty ambitious. I coached cross country after my second surgery 2 weeks post op but I sat down occasionally and wore compression socks to alleviate swelling of the lower leg. Also the practices were only 90min long. Everyone recovers at a different rate,
just listen to your body.


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Re: Coaching Again Question - Help?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009, 02:47:52 AM »
Thanks.

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Re: Coaching Again Question - Help?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009, 01:50:53 PM »
Hi

Good Luck on your upcoming surgery.

Who is your surgeon and where are you located?

Some surgeons have very restrictive post op instructions while others are very liberal.  I was walking over a mile a day with one crutch at 10 days post op, but I received my BHR in Belgium with Dr. De Smet.

YOu will need to ask your surgeon what he/she will allow.  You should not assume anything early in your recovery.  Listen to your body.  If it hurts or you are tired, stop and rest.  You will have the rest of your life to use you new hip, just make sure it can heal properly in the early days. That is most important.

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Re: Coaching Again Question - Help?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2009, 07:42:54 PM »
I coach high school b-ball (which starts tomorrow.)  I'm 24 days post op and ready to go.  My first practice is 3 1/2 hours and I'm confident that I'll be fine.  I don't plan on demonstrating anything (yet) but I plan on being as active as I was on the 1st day last year.  I'll let you know how it goes.  I went back to work teaching high school math at 20 days post op.  Aside from getting a little tired in the afternoon, all has gone well.
Mark

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Re: Coaching Again Question - Help?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2009, 01:47:25 AM »
Mark - thanks.  That's very encouraging (although I know that my situation could be different).  Good luck with your practices and season!

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Re: Coaching Again Question - Help?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009, 01:49:17 AM »
Pat - thanks for the post.  My doc is Richard Schubert here in Dallas.  I will certainly follow his and my body's lead.  I hear you on looking long-term.  Thanks for what you are doing with this site.  Also - like the dogs, grew up and have had springers my whole life. :)

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Re: Coaching Again Question - Help?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 04:31:41 AM »
I know this goes without saying, but I am going to say it. Stay out of harms way when the action comes your way. Being on an uneven surface and having to move quickly is not a good combo after surgery.

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Re: Coaching Again Question - Help?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009, 12:44:42 PM »
Thanks for your kind words about the website.

Yes - springers are neat.  I belong to English Springer Rescue and have helped a lot of springers in the past.  I don't do much rescue work any longer, but still have 11 dogs left.  I do the websites for several shelters and worked as the assistant manager at ours a few years ago.  Tough job and I ended up with a big doggie family from being at the shelter to much. We have a very high kill shelter.  So it is never very quiet at my house! The dogs do, however, love hip resurfacing since I am active and can do anything again.

Good Luck with your upcoming surgery Monday.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.  Keep in touch when you can.

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