Mark Baer – Skiier, 5/09/08, Dr. Edwin Su **VIDEO**
"I think you've 'hit the mark' that Vicky was referring to in her post to you, unless there's another "Mark" who skied (VERY gently - long story - not recommended) less than 4 weeks out of a LBHR with Dr. Edwin Su who works out of the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC."
Mark Skiing at only 4 weeks post-op!
Re: Options once cysts are detected
I think you've 'hit the mark' that Vicky was referring to in her post to you, unless there's another "Mark" who skied (VERY gently - long story - not recommended) less than 4 weeks out of a LBHR with Dr. Edwin Su who works out of the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Now, 8 weeks out was a different story - that was a fun ski, following a climb 1/2 of the way up Alta, Utah to an area called the Ballroom which holds snow into the summer.
Vicky, of course, remembers correctly: I was 20 years past a compound tib-fib and a few years out of a miniscus tear and a couple of miscellaneous broken or sprained ankles - all on the left side. Combine that many marathons, and other self inflicted foolishness and volia! I was the unhappy owner of a left hip with severe cysts, femoral distortion, not a drop of cartilage to go along with other fine state-of-the-art features such as acetabulum inpingement and other problems along with, to be honest, my own denial right up to the point where I essentially could not walk.
Mark Skiing at 8 weeks post op
My search took me to a alot of places and I faced a lot of the issues you describe. I too was discouraged from hip resurfacing on many fronts. That information was well-intended and certainly had it's own reasonable basis. However, bottom line, it was wrong. Obviously, I came out the other side with a resurfaced hip that has been - with all due respect to those theologically inclined - nothing short of miraculous.
If you contact Vicky, have her pass thru your contact info - if you wish - and I'll try to help a bit, if I can. I'm no expert, nor do I claim anything of the kind, but I do have the benefit of some experience and the knowledge gained from that experience.
Good luck. If you do your own due diligence, I think you'll be surprised and pleased by what you learn. Surprised and pleased, if it all goes well, on your surfboard.
LHBR - Dr. Su May '08