July 31 , 2016
Just had bilateral resurfacing with Dr. Su. I too was forced out of the butterfly after about 40 years playing, and became more of a Phil Esposito. I went in for surgery on a Thursday came out Saturday and was hobbling around my house on Sunday without my crutches. I’m 50 and the Same basic size as you. You should consider bilateral. I will post as I get deeper into the recovery and hit some milestones, for now totally pumped with where I am 3 days after surgery.
August 20, 2016
I started having pain in my hips in 2013 and by the spring of 2016 it was keeping me up at night, I was limping through goal tending, and struggling with a physical day of work in the field. I did my homework and after a lot of research I went to see Dr. Su in NYC for a consultation in April 2016. I walked out of that consultation with bilateral surgery scheduled for July 28th. Dr. Su was super confident that I was a good candidate on all levels, age, health, bone size, bone density and desire. At this point I am a little over 3 weeks from surgery. I went in on a Thursday, came home on a Saturday with crutches. Sunday morning I was done with the crutches, and 10 days after surgery I was driving myself. I was able to put my shoes and socks on 20 days after surgery and went swimming, albeit the doggie paddle, 21 days after surgery. Through it all pain has been minimal with the worst being the incisions which are about 8 inches long each. After surgery I never took anything more than Tylenol. All the pain I had prior to surgery is GONE. I can tell I have a while before I could run or privet quick, but I have arguably returned to a very normal life within 3 weeks of surgery and am getting better every day. I will continue to post as I hit a milestone.
October 19, 2017
Thought I would add another post so anyone looking at this can have a long term feel for playing goalie again.
Had my Surgery late July 2016
Started playing goalie again April 2017 8-9 months later
Hip joints felt great, everything else hurt!
Working the hips back into shape has not been terrible.
By June 2017 I was playing thru the scare tissue pain.
Playing 1-2 times a week, I am still not 100% and it is 14 months after surgery, but it is not holding me back.
In truth its just a few of the especially athletic moments where I am reminded by my hip muscles that I had surgery . Other than that I roll through basic game play with no reminders at all. I consider this surgery a 100% success and am sorry I waited so long, and it goes without saying that Dr. Su the best!