Jack’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Su 2009
October 5, 2009
Back from surgery with Doctor Su. Everything about Dr. Su was as advertised. He
is warm, caring, confident and obviously very talented. A few observations.
•By far the worst part was the 3 1/2 hour wait time before surgery. The anxiety
of not knowing what to expect made the wait seem like 12 hours.
•Before surgery, a nurse came in to shave the left side of my ass. This was
surprisingly pleasurable and I plan on shaving the other side of my ass when I
get back on my feet.
•The ride to the OR was surreal….it felt like a dream sequence heading down
hallways that looked straight out of a space ship. I was surprised to find the
OR room freezing and a bunch of people waiting for me with rock music blaring.
-Dr Su told my wife my hip was in pretty bad shape…took over 2 hours to
•The nurses in the recovery room told me that I woke up singing the theme song
from SpongeBob SquarePants…I think I watch that too much with my kids.
•After I got feeling back in my legs, I was in a tremendous amount of pain and I
kept telling the nurse it was a 9 out of 10. She kept telling me to push the
"pain button", but that didn’t seem to help. Finally after about 2 hours she
gave me a direct shot of morphine and off I went.
•Come to find out the epidural needle had come out of my back at some point and
when i was pressing the "Pain Button" it was just dripping into the sheets.
• Walked for the 1st time about 15 hours after surgery…painful but what a
– Left the hospital about 48 hours after surgery…piece of advice for those who
have small children…staying another night isn’t the worst thing and I maybe
should have considered it.
– I have to admire you Bi-lats out there…the 1st few days must have been al ot
rougher for you.
– Day 4 now and all is well. Took a shower today and looking forward to rehab.
Already walking on crutches up and down the street.
– I know the newbies have heard this before…but it’s not that bad! Get a good
surgeon and do your research!
January 5, 2010
I am about 14 weeks out…had my left hip done on Oct 1st. I was doing great (other than a tender incision) up until 2 weeks ago. It snowed here and I went out and used the snow blower for about an hour. The day after and for about a week, I felt like I went downhill fast. I must have used muscle(s) that I hadn’t used in a very long time while maneuvering that thing around in the snow. Sore in the groin area, outside of the hip, and that clunking feeling came back. Last week I started a comeback so be patient….it takes time. Looking forward to the spring when I will be 6 months out.
August 22, 2011
I went to Dr. Su 2 years ago this October. Can’t say enough about him and the hospital..(I believe its ranked as top 1 or 2 in the country). Dr Su was outstanding and his record speaks for itself. I live about 100 miles away, so the trip was easy. Any questions, I’m at firstname.lastname@example.org