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obxpelican

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3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« on: August 06, 2011, 05:25:29 PM »
It's 3 years today that I received a new right hip resurfacing from Doctor Gross in Columbia SC.

I suffered for almost 4 years with major pain from OA in my right hip, in the end I was bone on bone so bad that Lee (Dr. Gross's ass't) kept asking me how I was able to walk at all.

Fast forward to today, I can do anything, run, walk long distances, bike, jet ski, water ski and tie my shoes easily.

Yesterday we went water skiing and I was able to contort and put my skis on without assistance, last year I needed help with someone holding my ski while I put it on.  This year it took me about 20 seconds to get both skis on so obviously my ROM improved even from year 2 to year 3.

By having this surgery done it's shown me how bad my other joints are, I can honestly say my right hip is the only joint that does not bother me, I get a sharp twinge every once in a while in my left hip so I think my left side will be ripe in the next few years but I won't wait so long this time.

All I can say is, if you are having problems don't wait, when your hip is ready, do it, don't live with pain, don't give up things that you enjoy in life.

My recovery info can find be found here for anyone interested: 
http://surfacehippy.info/hiptalk/index.php?topic=1055.msg6307#msg6307


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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 07:31:50 PM »
Great report Chuck. It has been a pleasure following you on this site. I too have found that my other hip is getting jealous, so I may see you in Dr Gross's office in a year or two.
John/ Left uncemented Biomet/ Dr Gross/ 6-16-08
Right uncemented Biomet/Dr Gross/ 4/25/18

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 07:48:48 PM »
That's great news Chuck, keep it up.
Bi-lateral, BHR, Dr Marchand. 7-13-09

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 11:26:35 PM »
It's 3 years today that I received a new right hip resurfacing from Doctor Gross in Columbia SC.

I suffered for almost 4 years with major pain from OA in my right hip, in the end I was bone on bone so bad that Lee (Dr. Gross's ass't) kept asking me how I was able to walk at all.

Fast forward to today, I can do anything, run, walk long distances, bike, jet ski, water ski and tie my shoes easily.

Yesterday we went water skiing and I was able to contort and put my skis on without assistance, last year I needed help with someone holding my ski while I put it on.  This year it took me about 20 seconds to get both skis on so obviously my ROM improved even from year 2 to year 3.

By having this surgery done it's shown me how bad my other joints are, I can honestly say my right hip is the only joint that does not bother me, I get a sharp twinge every once in a while in my left hip so I think my left side will be ripe in the next few years but I won't wait so long this time.

All I can say is, if you are having problems don't wait, when your hip is ready, do it, don't live with pain, don't give up things that you enjoy in life.

My recovery info can find be found here for anyone interested: 
http://surfacehippy.info/hiptalk/index.php?topic=1055.msg6307#msg6307


Chuck

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Everything said by Chuck I will Echo (only seven months here).

It really does change things :)
Alan
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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 05:07:48 PM »
I can't tell you how happy it makes me to read this. Too often only the problem cases report in. Not that I don't think they should, just that we need the sucesses to tell us how they are doing, also. So if you are reading this, had HR, and are doing well... please post now and then and let us all know!

Thank you, Chuck, and Congratulations!! Here's to many more years of living life big!  Lu
F age 45 right hip C+ Dr.Sparling 6/02/10

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011, 01:03:45 AM »
Chuck- you are an inspiration and example for us newbies.

Thanks for staying around on this site to provide insight and assistance.

Dan
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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 05:32:17 AM »
Hi Chuck, Thanks for sharing the great report and for all your contributions to this community. I noticed improvements in ROM (and maybe some in strength too) between years 2 and 3. Keep lookin' up!
-Dirk
Bilateral 02/08, 03/08, Dr. Ball

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2011, 11:30:10 AM »
So Chuck, your resurfacing device has now only got forty seven years left on its guarantee.



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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2011, 02:28:26 PM »
Unless you buy the extended warranty.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2011, 07:20:25 PM »
Congratulations, Chuck, on your three year anniversary.

I hope you do wear it out...in 47 years. 
Dr. Ball
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LBHR 2/11/11
RBHR 3/11/11

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2011, 11:53:20 PM »
Chuck, it is really great for those of us who are only a few months post-surgery to hear how well you are doing after 3 years!  Thank you very much for posting your report!

PS -  If mine lasts 47 years, I'll be i'll be 112 before it wears out! 
Annie/ Right Uncemented Biomet 4-20-11/Left Uncemented Biomet 10-12-11/Dr. Gross

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 01:31:35 PM »
Thanks for all the kind replies and yes, sometimes it's good to hear good reports. 

Too often hippies disappear after a successful result, this site is blessed with so many hippies willing to stick around and pay it forward with such good advice and support.


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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2011, 07:52:15 PM »
Thanks Chuck.  I look forward to a year or so from now when I'll be using both hips for the kind of sports and lifestyle I used to live (toned down a little though).  It's great to have this resource to hear how life is for others who area head of us. 
LBHR 2/22/11, RBHR 8/23/11 - Pritchett.

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011, 03:01:47 AM »
Thanks man.... You know how much this means to me.
3/2011 and 2/2012 HR Dr. Craig Thomas

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 02:41:10 PM »
Great to hear you are doing well.  I am also coming up on my 3 year later this month.  Water skied this past weekend and pulled a muscle in my op leg.  No hip pain but a pain in my butt. :)

I am also feeling slight pain in my other hip after a lot of activity.  I know I am about 2-3 years away from having my other hip done.
Bill
L-BHR - Aug 2008 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
R-BHR - Dec 2012 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital
L-BHR Revision Nov 2017 - Dr. Brooks Euclid

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2011, 01:23:05 AM »
Good report, Chuck! That Gross guy does pretty good work.  ;D  It's great to hear updates from Hippys that are years out from surgery.
Steve, Dr. Gross bilateral, uncemented Biomet, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2011, 04:56:45 PM »
I will be in Columbia Tues. for my 3 yr checkup. I have had no problems in those 3 yrs. I just returned from a golf trip to Scotland where I had to walk everywhere {No carts in Scotland}. I had no problems at all. Best decision I ever made.

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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2011, 08:04:55 PM »
Wow Big Blue... that is awesome to hear! Congrats and thanks for sharing!  Lu
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Re: 3 Years ago today.... I was sitting up and enjoying no pain
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2011, 05:37:28 PM »
Thank you Chuck for this very positive feed back. Hoping that we will be also in the same situtation  ;)
Conserve+ cemented, May 12-2011, Pr Migaud, CHu Lille

 

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