January 3, 2012
I had horrific heterotropic ossification from a prior surgery that practically froze my hip in place. This in turned caused the need for further surgery an hip resurfacing.
My hip resurfacing was on 06/06/2011 by Dr. Su. To prevent further complications with heterotropic ossification I had to wait over a year from the first surgery to make sure the bone growth had stopped. Dr. Su then did the surgery having to take an hour longer than usual to cut out past ossification and do the hip resurfacing very carefully. After surgery I was put on indomethicin which I developed a horrible allergy to at 28 days (they wanted 6 weeks but I couldn’t). Dr. Su then had the hip radiated to further stop unwanted bone growth.
Dr. Su said in over 1800 hip resurfacing and another crazy amount of hip replacements he has only seen ossification as mine in 3 other cases but only in hip resurfacing never operations or hip replacements.
Today I am doing great. I have full range of motion to my chest and working on bringing my foot to my groin. I also did 90 flights of stairs in 20 minutes yesterday. I will not kid you though. I did my own rehab and it HURT. I would cover my face with a towel so that no one would see my face and possible watery eyes. At times I would swear I could hear the muscle tear/give.
January 26, 2012
Before I got my hr I was looking for anyone with a grappling background to see how they made out and I found none. For the benifit of all I decided to continue documenting my recovery. Well I have had small short burst of pain from attaining a new position in everyday life but no soreness. I have been hesitant to hit the mats again since my last time and feeling the strong shot of pain.
Fast forward to last week and I find out of a seminar that Kurt Pelligrino and another Pan American champ are giving at my old school cheap. I tell my son to sign us up. I attended today thinking I will take it easy staying away from throws and takedowns. Well Kurt Pelligrino didn’t get the memo of my hip resurfacing and starts of with 30 minutes of takedowns. REALLY!!! Anyway 2 years of no takedowns and I was still doing better than most. My son even commented, “I knew you weren’t going to have a problem taking people down”. Thank god for muscle memory.
Then we did an hour of ground work. Yes I still can grapple. My son commented, “Your hips were a little stiff and it looks like your trying to avoid pushing off your feet.” Shut up kid who asked you.
Now to the good. No pain. Stiffness yes. But joint pain no. It did hurt my scar when it was weighted but not the joint. My hip flexors are going to be sore and stiff. I do have some joint soreness but more in the non operated hip. In the HR hip almost nothing.
February 11, 2012
Did live grappling again. I have gotten absolutely swamped at work and my son hurt his knee. If he doesn’t go to BJJ then I make sure I get him to the gym to work on his strength. Also I have been having very minor groin discomfort. It is not even enough to take an ibuprofen. My recovery has been great and without pain but it scares me as I never had it.
Well grappled with a purple belt. His right knee was bothering him so I told him I would only go to his left side. Very hard to pass a purple belt when he knows you are going left and you refuse to grab his right knee. Anyway I out pointed him.
I then went with a brand new guy but a solid young man. Quick work of him but at One point my hip was at a “different angle And I felt as if my HR was grinding for a couple seconds. Very scary.
During the warm up I felt new movement and angles in the hip. I knew I was going to be sore in the hips so I took an anti-inflammatory.
September 18, 2012
There is light at the end of the tunnel. I have full function of my hip and can even leg press, jog, and do over 200 flights of stairs.
October 5, 2012
While my HR hip can do the grappling my other one will start to hurt. I made the hard decision to stop the grappling. I can do everything but that and to be honest I am always in better shape when I don’t grapple. When i am not grappling I pay more attention to cardio from the standpoint of burning fat, my muscles are fuller and I feel stronger. I still take my son to everything and coach him even when he is practicing.