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8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« on: March 15, 2014, 01:42:01 PM »
Today is my 8 year anniversary of my BHR by Dr. De Smet of Belgium.  It is still  doing well and I never had any problems with my hip resurfacing.  I was very lucky to have a quick and easy recovery.  I was on one crutch for 3 weeks and sight seeing in Belgium 5 days post op.  Same as the other 8 patients I was with.  We had a great time in Belgium with each other crutching around the Holiday Inn and Ghent.

I am now 69, so I hope my BHR will stay with me a long, long time.  No one knows, but it has served me well so far.

I still believe in hip resurfacing and encourage anyone with a bad hip - male, female, small, large, young or old - to get an opinion or two from the very most experienced surgeons to find out if they are a candidate.  Different surgeons have different protocols.  I still believe that the very experienced hip resurfacing surgeons have the best overall outcome - based on national registries, personal stories and surgeon's personal series.

Here is my full story for any new people interested:

http://www.surfacehippy.info/belgium&mybhrebook.php

Good Luck to all - may your hips last a lifetime!

Pat

« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 01:47:21 PM by Pat Walter »
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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 03:10:47 PM »
Congratulations Pat. And thank you. Were it not for your website i an sure i would have had a thr (at 41).
Mike
RHR April 2012.
LHR March 2014.

Both Biomet Magnum/Recap 54/48, by Dr. Thomas Gross.

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 03:16:05 PM »
Very nice milestone Pat.

Glad all is well.

Best wishes.
rbhr 3 january 2013
mr ronan treacy
royal orthopaedic hospital, birmingham, england

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 05:05:00 PM »
Good for you Pat. Thanks for all you do, w/o this website I probably would not have a BHR.


moe
Bi-lateral, BHR, Dr Marchand. 7-13-09

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 05:16:03 PM »
Congratulations Pat-here's to a lifetime!
Thanks for all your great HR work
UK Hip Buddy
Toby
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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014, 06:58:14 PM »
Congratulations Pat. Hope you have many pain free years to come. Thanks for the great site.
Curt
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RBHR Dr. Scott Anseth July 24 2014

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014, 07:33:06 PM »
Thank you for your story and all of your work with this community.
It certainly gives me hope.
Beth
2/17/2014 RBHR Dr Brooks Cleveland Clinic
52mm cup  46mm head
LBHR planned for 6/19/2015: CANCELLED

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014, 08:17:48 PM »
Well done, Pat. Glad to hear all is well at 8 years. You and the site are an inspiration to a lot of people.
Thanks for taking the time to do what you do. Here's hoping for many more pain free years, Mike.
Right Ceramic THR
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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 09:00:48 PM »
Congratulations!!  This is great news to hear...both for you and for us.  Thank-you for everything you've done in the past and continue to do for the surface hippy community in the future!!

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 11:33:00 PM »
Happy anniversary to you Patty.



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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2014, 11:29:44 PM »
This is great news, Pat, and comforting to hear.  Although I am experiencing a rather difficult situation at the moment, my hip/hips feel fine and I am in no pain!

As our population continues to age and we remain healthy and active, research needs to perfect this wonderful technology even further.

Best wishes and continued success!
LBHR - HSS, Dr. Su, 4/11/2011
RBHR - HSS, Dr. Su,  10/17/2013

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2014, 09:05:00 AM »
Hippy anniversary Pat
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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2014, 07:38:59 PM »
Congratulations, and let's toast to many more anniversaries to come!
Thanks for the website and your advice.
Left hip resurfacing (Conserve Plus) 2013-09-04
Dr. De Smet

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2014, 12:10:58 AM »
Congrats Pat. You got a new hip 8 years ago and opened the door for thousands more by starting this world class website. Thank you.
RBHR, Dr. Raterman, 1-8-14

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2014, 01:24:19 AM »
Congrats, Pat - thanks for everything you do.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2014, 01:27:15 PM »
Good news, Pat. I'll always be grateful for the fact that this site was part of the process that led me to Koen De Smet.
Cheers
Tim
Botched LHR by Dr. Vilicich 06-17-2010 revised by Koen De Smet 02-14-2012
RHR Koen De Smet 02-05-2014

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 12:55:26 PM »
Very nice to hear of your 8 years anniversary Pat. You are appreciated much for the work you have done with the site, and all the encouragement you and others have given. For the newbies, please take advantage of all the resources this site offers, and words of wisdom being presented.
RBHR June 18, 2013, Euclid General Ohio, Dr. Brooks

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2014, 12:29:35 AM »
Thats wonderful news for you and to hear. Thank you for all you have done and do.
Lyn

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 05:21:26 PM »
Congratulations, Pat!  So glad to hear all has gone well for you.  I am coming up on my 5th anniversary and also turning 65 in April.  I have done very well also with my resurfacing (on right hip). Playing tennis, ZUMBA, yoga and lots of walking and hiking. 

I had mentioned this surgery to several people lately, and they have been concerned about the metal build up.  I just had my blood taken a couple months ago at Dr. Su's office.  I had gone there because I had some pain in the hip, but it was just bursitis, which was quickly taken care of with a shot and has been fine.  The blood results apparently came back fine, and I have also asked for the office to send me the results.  Just curious to see everything.  Have you seen much discussion about this recently, or know of anyone who had the metal problem? I am going to look at the website to see, but wanted to first congratulate you.  Let me know if you have heard about any issues with metal and what the symptoms are.

Thanks, Pat!

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Re: 8 Year Anniversary for Pat's BHR
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2014, 03:01:54 PM »
Congratulations Pat and thanks for all that you do to help inform other on hip resurfacing.
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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