September 15, 2016 – First, I want to correct that I had my last ceramic and titanium bilateral hip revisions (to a failed bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) completed in November 2014 – not Nov 2105.
Secondly, after an almost 2 year recovery, I can most happily report that both hips AND knees do not hurt!! At most, my hips get stiff after prolonged use and I can’t squat as easily. Those of you who have followed my journey KNOW how amazing this is.
I ended up doing a round of PT for my knees, which did not work. Then, I researched and found the amazing DIY “Beating Patellar Tendonits” by a Physical Therapist and used it to do an additional 2 months of knee work with a Personal Trainer. My knees are great now!
Recently though, I strained all my chest muscles from overdoing it, so I want to caution anyone who’s been confined to a bed or a recliner for years that they’ll need to work on whole body muscle atrophy.
I cannot fully express my gratitude to Surface Hippy and all the great people here who know what it’s like to be put through the U.S. medical system for years like sausage through a meat grinder. I hope my story empowers and provides tools for Hippies to fight for and research their recovery because no one will do it for you.