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newdog

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ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« on: January 11, 2012, 01:54:53 AM »
Today is one year since my first hip surgery by Dr. Gross, Columbia, S.C. The second one was done two days later, Jan. 12, 2011.

My hips are doing very well. No problems at all. I am able to run, jump and play, anything I want to do. There is absolutely no sensation at all that there is anything foreign in me. Sometimes when I do a lot of bending and lifting I get a little sore afterwards but that's it. The hips move smoothly. This past year I have hiked, rode my mountain bike and have done a little running just to see what it is like. I'm not sure if I want to get back into daily running again, maybe, we'll see. The most important thing to me is being able to move normally without the awful pain and very limited range of motion.

I can step into my shower without stubbing my toes, step into a picnic table to sit down, sleep without a pillow between my knees, get on and off my bike without having to almost lay it down on it's side, put my own socks on, tie my shoes without grunting or making other inhuman sounds, wash my feet with a wash cloth. I no longer have to crawl in and out of a car, hanging on to the door and roof edge. I can get on and off of my lawn tractor and sit comfortably while mowing the grass. Before surgery it hurt really bad when I got off of it and stood upright. I no longer say "owww"! all the time. It's just unbelievable. Did I mention uttering inhuman sounds?  :(

One year. It seems impossible. The words that I write cannot fully express the appreciation and gratitude to everyone on this SurfaceHippy forum for the support and guidance that I received. And of course the laughs. There are some really funny people here.

I'm planning some backpacking trips this year. Hard to believe that not long ago I thought those days were over.

Thank you, Pat. This website is so valuable and the best.   :)
Steve, Dr. Gross bilateral, uncemented Biomet, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.

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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 02:06:52 AM »
Congratulations on the new hips!  Thanks for sharing your anniversary with us.  Enjoy backpacking this summer!

I hope you will be enjoying those Biomets for many, many more years.

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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 02:08:06 AM »
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PAIN FREE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!
"I was inspired by the very idea of turning the wildest figments of your imagination into something real and creating a life for yourself." - Ken Ilgunas

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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 02:47:13 AM »
Yay NewDog!!!!

Hoping I'll be writing that same email on my 1 year anniversary!

Luanna
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 03:06:35 AM »
Awesome, newdog.  I'm 32 days behind you, and your list could have come from my own experience.  Sitting on the lawn tractor, stepping into a picnic table, getting on a bike without laying it down...it's amazing the little things you lose without really thinking about them, but they seem huge when you get them back!!
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 04:28:14 AM »
Great report Newdog! 

Even at just over five months I have experienced almost everything you listed.  Except the lawn mowing.  I got rid of mine over 10 years ago and vowed to not have one again.

Enjoy those hikes!  And all those other activities hip pain free.

Dan
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 07:22:43 AM »
Congrats NewDog & happy anniversary. I can relate to the getting in & out of car, picnic table dramas etc. Really stoked for you mate.
Happy back packing - enjoy every step!
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2012, 02:27:19 PM »
I didn't know ... !    ::)  :o

Congratulations Newdog!!! happy anniversary and continued good everything.
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2012, 05:27:28 PM »
I just had surgery with Dr. Gross in December so I love to see posts like this.  Continued good luck to you!
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2012, 05:49:56 PM »
Awesome mate i hope that your next 50 years get even better :D
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 06:15:01 PM »
Newdog;

Thanks for posting this, really appreciate it.  It's experiences like yours that keep me focused on both complete and a year out.

Congrats on your success!!!!

Dan
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 08:43:03 PM »
Nice...Congratulations Newdog!
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2012, 10:31:01 PM »
Happy Anniversary,  great post!
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2012, 06:17:00 PM »
My hips are doing very well. No problems at all. I am able to run, jump and play, anything I want to do. There is absolutely no sensation at all that there is anything foreign in me.

Thanks for the post.  Those are my concerns.....that I'll always be thinking about the implant when I do activity, or that some sensation will tell me it's in there.  I LOVE IT!!
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 06:37:20 PM »
Thanks for the update, great post. I was stuck at a picnic table last summer, totally get it 
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Re: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Today Jan. 10, 2012.
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012, 02:58:59 AM »
(sniff...) Thank you.  Thanks for posting that.  Husband's surgery is about 36 hours from now, and I admit - while I'm a bit anxious, I also can't wait, because my very active husband's inability to even take his jeans off without getting out of breath from pain is slowly breaking his spirit, and that's killing me to watch.

Your post is really comforting, Newdog.  Like a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.  Thank you!

 

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