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Kiwi

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It's done - Resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« on: November 23, 2011, 06:54:30 PM »
Day 1
I was first up yesterday morning and the  BHR op went well. VERY relieved to be on the other side of that anxiety. So after years of researching & build up I'm an official hippy.

Physio had me walking around the bed twice with crutches about 5 hours post op. She seemed happy with that as she didn't think I'd be able to as I was dizzy& pale initially.

I've also spent time on my  unoperated side in my bed. So nil restrictions there. Just pillow been legs.

No usual hip pain! just ranging from 2 - 5 on pain scale of 10 around incision which seems to refer al around upper leg. Ice  & drugs goodo relief though.

Eager to get moving with rehab but as my lovely wife said "don't over do it" - she also warned my surgeon what I'm like so better behave!

All in all I couldn't be happier waking this morning on day two.

Simon
« Last Edit: February 18, 2012, 03:28:00 AM by Kiwi »
LBHR 11/23/2011
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Hugh Blackley (BHR Trained with Ronan Treacy)
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Re: It's done and what a relief....
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 06:58:55 PM »
Congrats to you Simon. I hope you have a swift and easy recovery.
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Re: It's done and what a relief....
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 07:07:22 PM »
Congratulations, Simon.  The hard part is over.  Now the recovery and rehabilitation.

Remember that there will be good days and bad.  Just keep on pushing through.

Best wishes.

Dan
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Re: It's done and what a relief....
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 07:32:03 PM »
Welcome, Simon, to the other side!!  You're going to love your new bionic hip.

Mike
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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 08:07:00 PM »
Congratulations Simon.  I hope your recovery goes by quickly and  you will be home soon.  I gave you your own topic so people can follow your story as you recovery.

I wish you the very best and look forward to your recovery posts.

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011, 09:20:20 PM »
Enjoy your new hip!  Remember not to do too much though!  Listen to your doctor and wife!  :)
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 09:21:51 PM »
Good Job Kiwi!

Stay Obtuse!
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011, 10:11:17 PM »
That's great, Simon. Remember the sequence is you listen to wife first, doctor after. Live longer that way
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Kiwi

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2011, 11:23:18 PM »
Thanks guys & gals.

Hern, Yes - happy wife, happy life ;)

Tin, you mean stay between 90 & 180 or ignorant?? :D

Have done  2nd walk down corridor and back. went well ...go od to get out of room for 5 minutes! Had a sit down shower afterwards which was refreshing. Getting back into bed was worst bit. Oxygen tube and pee tube removed now...  sure you needed to know that!


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hernanu

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011, 02:05:01 AM »
We all went through it, Kiwi - nothing you can say we haven't seen. Great recovery news.

Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2011, 08:37:04 AM »
Good luck Kiwi..I had a bilateral BHR with Hugh Blackley coming up 4 years ago.An absolutely incredible result for me,just no issues at all and back to living a completely painfree normal active life.My best piece of advice would be to get into a swimming pool as soon as the incision has healed completely.Looking forward to seeing your progress!!!

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 02:24:56 PM »
Congrats Simon, it is all downhill from here, best regards for a speedy an uneventful recovery.  There may be little bumps but it does get better every day, follow the advice of your surgeon to a T.

Dan
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Kiwi

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 06:17:54 PM »
Day 2
Thanks for the advice folks. It's only day two today and managed to get so some sleep. I have some swelling but this is being iced and elevated as I write.
 
 Gavin- Swimming.s first on my list! good to hear from someone else that's been operated on by hugh and so far down the road with positive results. I read your posts and we to share  some similar activities. Diving, fishing, squash,  I used to trail bike too but squash is my passion. have you played squash since op? Hugh has a great track record with BHR s and as you' d know the most experience d surgeon for  around resurfacing here in NZ. I flew up from Wellington as my referred surgeon there ha only done  2 BHRs! Found Hugh via this site.
Anyway - great to hear about your positive results. Wil try & find your story that you blogged now.

Cheers all.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2012, 03:31:00 AM by Kiwi »
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Kiwi

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2011, 05:13:36 PM »
Yesterday was another progressive day. Walked with crutches down Corridor 3 times including stairs session which is great I have stairs at home and I'm flying home today.
Can get in and out of bed without assistance and  slept on my side for most of last night again. Today wil be a long day of travel so will no doubt need a good rest when I get home.... If my kids let me!
Surgeon visited and confirmed everything went really well, that I had good strong bone structure and he installed a pretty large device in me which was also meant to be good. 56 mm Head.... I think it's currently the 2nd largest available.
So far could not ber happier with progress. :)

« Last Edit: January 09, 2012, 06:59:48 AM by Kiwi »
LBHR 11/23/2011
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Hugh Blackley (BHR Trained with Ronan Treacy)
Use it or lose it!

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2011, 07:49:23 PM »
So happy for you Simon!! Keep up the faith and the good recovery!! Thinking of you, Lu
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Kiwi

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2011, 09:25:28 PM »
Thanks Lu, appreciate you beaming your good thoughts to me!!  :D
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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2011, 10:33:24 PM »
Congrats on making it home Kiwi.  I am sure you are hurting a bit but I'm sure your spirits have been lifted a bit as well.  Theres no place like home, right.

Best wishes on your recovery progressing.  Sounds like you are one of those 1% guys that will forget you even had the surgery in a few weeks.  Good for you.
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Kiwi

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2011, 06:45:38 AM »
Thanks Rob - it's great being home with my family.
Yes for sure there's some pain, stiffness & getting comfortable can be a challenge, but guess what? No where near as much as my pre op OA pain! There's obvious mobility issues but it's amazing how quickly things have improved in just a few days. It's a bit early to make a call on whether I'm in that 1% or not - but I love your optimism!
Is your op on Tues? Good luck!
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Hugh Blackley (BHR Trained with Ronan Treacy)
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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2011, 07:21:05 PM »
Hi

Had to reply since I saw it was Hugh Blackely. I had mine on Nov 2 (my story is in the problems section unfortunately). So I could relate to the physio sessions- I can imagine the corridor and stairs  :)  I agree- my hip is fantastic and the difference to before surgery is great. My hip is small only 44mm so I have to be careful apparently

My problem is a nerve got upset and now my foot drops and I have a lot of nerve pain which is causing me problems (read my story if you can be bothered). But ACC have accepted the claim quickly and hopefully it will improve.

Great to hear about your experience.

I am down in Dunedin.

Rachel

Kiwi

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Re: It's done resurfacing with Dr. Blackley and what a relief....
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2011, 08:13:38 PM »
Hi Rachel. Just read your story - I had actually read it before but didn't realise you were from NZ & Hugh was your surgeon. Please keep us posted on how you are doing & I'm really glad your hip is feeling good.
Simon
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LBHR 11/23/2011
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Hugh Blackley (BHR Trained with Ronan Treacy)
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