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6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:34:12 PM »
Today is my 6 year annniversary of my BHR surgery with Dr. De Smet in Belgium in 2006.  I have not had any problems with my hip at all.  Had several hard falls which luckily did not hurt me or the hip.

I did not have health insurance and could not afford surgery in the US.  Also the FDA had not approved the BHR at the time I needed surgery.  I wanted to use one of the most experienced hip resurfacing surgeons, so I chose Dr. De Smet.  It cost my and my ex $18,000 for the airfare, hotel and all medical costs.  It was a pretty good deal.  I put it on my credit card and felt it was the best financial investment I have ever made.

My story is posted here  http://www.surfacehippy.info/belgium&mybhrebook.php

I started the Surface Hippy website before I had my surgery to help others learn about hip resurfacing.  It officially started on 12/11/2005 and will be 7 years old in December.

Time moves on for my BHR and my www.surfacehippy.info website.

Pat

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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 02:41:29 PM »
Congratulations Pat,  your hip looks beautiful.

And thank you for the sight. It has really helped all of us.
Bilateral, Dr Scott Marwin, NYU Joint Disease Hosp, 11/15/11

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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 03:04:32 PM »
Pat - congrats on the anniversary! It's great to see you doing well after doing so much with this site to benefit the rest of us. Thanks, this has been a real oasis for me both before and after my surgeries.

« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 03:07:48 PM by hernanu »
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 03:59:56 PM »
Congrats pat! I hope it continues to serve you well for the rest of your life
Danny
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 05:25:13 PM »
Congratulations and happy anniversary. I hope the next 6+ are equally successful.
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 06:55:11 PM »
Wishing you many, many more happy years with your hip!
Right hip resurfacing with Dr. Gross on 12/5/11!

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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 05:53:09 PM »
good for you Pat
thankyou for taking the time to run this site
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 07:22:11 PM »
Happy Anniversary and thanks for this site! It has been a lifesaver for me.
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012, 02:10:27 AM »
Pat - that's Awesome!!  I can't wait to celebrate my first year and then many after that.

Thank you for this site, too!
Successful LBHR 1/19/12 Dr. Cynthia Kelly
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 12:58:18 PM »
We are all indebted to you for providing such a great support mechanism.  Many more years to you and us all!
Andy
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- Left Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 10/28/2020

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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 10:44:16 PM »
Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story and helping every one of us.

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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2012, 03:21:23 AM »
Happy Anniversary to you and your healthy hip, Pat!  Congratulations on your wonderful Surface Hippy Website.  It means more than words can express to all us Hippies on our way to our own Six Year Anniversaries!!
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2012, 05:33:26 PM »
Pat;

Happy anniversary and thanks for sharing, and for all you do for this site, it is greatly appreciated.

Dan
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2012, 05:59:38 PM »
 Congratulations Pat, that's wonderful. Thanks again for taking the time and energy to provide this site. It has been extremely helpful for me in helping me learn about HR and other information that the web site has provided. Take Care, Lyn   

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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2012, 11:03:50 PM »
Congrats Pat - always good to read about successful stories from our experienced hippies!
You've achieved so much in creating & maintaining this site. Really appreciate your work & commitment.
Cherz
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2012, 01:04:23 AM »
Congratulations Pat, that's wonderful. Thanks again for taking the time and energy to provide this site. It has been extremely helpful for me in helping me learn about HR and other information that the web site has provided. Take Care, Lyn   

Hi Lyn, how are things going? Did you decide on Dr. Gross?
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2012, 05:39:03 PM »
Congrats Pat and thanks for all you do on this site.   Your $18,000 was a bargain compared to my 85,000 at the Cleveland Clinic and that did not include the gas to drive me there and back from Akron. 
L-BHR - Aug 2008 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
R-BHR - Dec 2012 - Dr. Brooks  Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2012, 09:37:25 PM »
Cheers & thanks!
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2012, 12:46:35 PM »
oh yes Pat, thank you - the site is a godsend, for information, for support and for knowing that there are all you guys out there who have gone through or are going through the same thing.  happy hip-iversary! may it last and last.
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Re: 6 Year Anniversary LBHR
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2012, 12:38:09 AM »
Congrats Pat and thanks for this great site.

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