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Clarkefan

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8 Years Left / 15 Years Right -- checking in
« on: September 29, 2021, 09:10:26 AM »
Hello folks... it has been many years since visiting this forum but wanted to update that things are still going great. As noted, I had my right hip resurfaced by Dr. Mont 15 years ago and my left 8 years ago. I seldom if ever think about them and continue to be as active and engaged as ever. I'm in the gym most days either doing 3 miles on the treadmill or 30 minutes on the bike. I continue with my abductor/adductor exercises and stretch several times a week. At 56, I've stopped kickboxing training, but that was more from time limitations and a desire to pursue other interests.

The only time it really comes to mind is passing through metal detectors (still set them off routinely).

In summary, I feel great and wish everyone well if they are thinking of having it done. I'm VERY pleased with the results. 

Best...

LarryBud

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Re: 8 Years Left / 15 Years Right -- checking in
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2021, 06:27:58 AM »
Thank you for checking in and it;s great that your living an active life.

I'm having my first one done in a month ( Nov 3 ).  I'm pleased to see you rarely think of them.  I'm pretty uncomfortable with the whole idea of new body parts but here I go.  Stories like yours give me confidence to charge ahead.

imgetinold

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Re: 8 Years Left / 15 Years Right -- checking in
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2021, 08:45:13 AM »
Great to hear reports like this.  I'm at 11 years (R) and 10 months (L).  Other than some lingering range of motion limitations on my new one (I'm not stretching enough), I never think about them either.


LarryBud, it's hard to explain to someone who's dealt with constant, lingering pain what a life changer this is.  When you wake up, that constant, deep ache down in your groin will be gone.  Just....gone.  Sure, there's the initial pain and trauma of the surgery, but that is fleeting.  In six months it'll be a memory, and in a year you'll be back doing anything you want to.
Andy
- Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012
- Left Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 10/28/2020

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23109VC

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Re: 8 Years Left / 15 Years Right -- checking in
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 12:06:24 PM »
LarryBud, it's hard to explain to someone who's dealt with constant, lingering pain what a life changer this is.  When you wake up, that constant, deep ache down in your groin will be gone.  Just....gone.  Sure, there's the initial pain and trauma of the surgery, but that is fleeting.  In six months it'll be a memory, and in a year you'll be back doing anything you want to.

I know EXACTLY what you mean.  I had my left hip resurfaced by Dr. Gross in 2011.  Prior to the surgery I was in 24/7 pain.  It was awful.  Even in bed at night trying to go to sleep - it would just pound and pound - it was horrible.  After the surgery, the hip pain was GONE.  Yes I had some minor pain from the surgery - but to live my life day in and day out - without any pain - it is life changing.

I told Dr. Gross he gave me my life back.  So true!
Sean
Dr. Gross- Biomet uncemented, 2/23/11

 

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