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jon

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Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« on: December 17, 2011, 11:52:40 AM »
Well, Tuesday is the day.  I'm in Birmingham (a little in disbelief) and my surgery is scheduled for Tuesday (the 20th).

Have met with Mr. McMinn and his whole staff.  Everyone has been great.

Headed in for BHR with a BMHR plan-b alternative in case of bone-quality issues (some concern about cysts).

Thanks to everyone on all of the online sites (hugely valuable) and thanks to Vicky and Pat for all of their personal dedication to this whole area.

Will keep everyone posted.

Thanks,
Jon

ps: If anyone has any specific questions about McMinn, Birmingham, the hospital etc., please fire away.  The fact that I am physically right here affords a truly first-hand perspective. Maybe I'll post some pics too...


« Last Edit: December 17, 2011, 11:56:57 AM by jon »

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 01:55:57 PM »
That's great Jon.  Best of luck Tuesday.
Right side BHR 11/29/2011

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 02:23:25 PM »
Good luck Jon. 
Right bhr 12-02-2011. Dr Su

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 02:43:13 PM »
Best of luck Jon.  You're in great hands and you will change your life forever.  The first few weeks are a challenge but soon enough you will be pain free and loving life again.

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 03:35:51 PM »
Best of luck Jon.  Please post back after your surgery and let us know how it's going.
Bilateral, Dr Scott Marwin, NYU Joint Disease Hosp, 11/15/11

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011, 04:23:20 PM »
Good luck Jon! Keep us updated on your progress!
Danny
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LBHR 10/11/2011 Mr Ronan Treacy Birmingham England
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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 06:04:52 PM »
Good luck Jon, let us know how it goes
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 06:25:49 PM »
Best wishes Jon. 

Maybe you can ask him about the latest article published in the British Medical Journal about MoM devices offering no advantage with substantial more risk.  See if he knows anything about the author.

Dan
LBHR, Dr. Pritchett, 8/1/2011
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jon

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011, 06:27:56 PM »
Wow.  What a warm bunch of replies.  Thanks, everybody.  I'm also working on a funny animated video of my experience so far.  Will post soon.

This is long overdue and I'm looking forward to pain-free activity.  We also have a five-year-old son and a 14-month-old daughter.  Looking forward to chasing them around...!

Jon

ps:  Dan, will do.  Jon.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2011, 06:45:34 PM by jon »

Dannywayoflife

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011, 06:38:57 PM »
Are you from the uk or us Jon? And welcome to surface hippy!:-)
Train hard fight easy
LBHR 10/11/2011 Mr Ronan Treacy Birmingham England
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jon

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2011, 06:43:15 PM »
Danny:

Flew in from Boston (home) weds night/thursday morning.  Staying until the 31st.  Staying in hospital per McMinn until the 26th then hope to go to London for the balance.

Picked McMinn based on reputation and the fact that (so far) I am self-pay.

Got a lot of support from Vicky, Pat and the whole online community.

Jon


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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2011, 06:46:03 PM »
Boston is awesome. I saw Marc Cohn there a few years ago. Im sure mr mcminn will sort you out.
Danny
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LBHR 10/11/2011 Mr Ronan Treacy Birmingham England
60mm cup 54mm head
Rbhr 54mm head 60mm cup 12/02/15 Ronan Treacy ROH Birmingham England
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jon

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2011, 06:48:11 PM »
Sounds good.  I do not know Cohn.  I have seen about 11 orthopedists over the last seven years.  Kept looking for better answers...


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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2011, 06:52:10 PM »
I didn't see as many as that. My hip went from being normal to wrecked in less than 6 months. I saw ronan treacy mr mcminns partner. He also has a wealth of knowledge on the subject!
Train hard fight easy
LBHR 10/11/2011 Mr Ronan Treacy Birmingham England
60mm cup 54mm head
Rbhr 54mm head 60mm cup 12/02/15 Ronan Treacy ROH Birmingham England
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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2011, 01:12:28 PM »
Wow, another Boston hippy.  There must be something in the water out here.  Haha best of luck.

jon

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2011, 01:24:16 PM »
Pete:

Who/when did yours?

Jon


jon

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2011, 04:03:12 PM »
What is the latest guidance you all have on upper-body conditioning post-op?  Seems to that this should be a big deal too...

Thanks,
Jon


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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2011, 04:14:40 PM »
Jon, all the best. you are at ground zero so I now your will be a success.  Let us know how you do.
3/2011 and 2/2012 HR Dr. Craig Thomas

jon

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2011, 04:24:45 PM »
you bet!

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Re: Surgery Tuesday w McMinn
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2011, 06:59:47 PM »
Wow, another Boston hippy.  There must be something in the water out here.  Haha best of luck.

It's the dirty water, Pete.   ;D
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

 

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