“Gary here; day 1 on the road 11 mile ride 7 weeks post surgery and felt great!”
After thoroughly researching hip resurfacing my wife Rita and I boarded a plane from New York to Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday May 6th 2014. I have always been very active and was afraid that hip surgery would drastically change my lifestyle. Rita's sister, Renee Burke has been a PA for Dr. Rogerson for many years and she has always talked about the wonderful work Dr Rogerson does.
“Walt Disney World with 3 year old granddaughters five months after right hip resurfacing. I walked Disney for 15 hours without pain. This 55 year old faired better than my 36 year old son and daughter in law!”
I have always been active. From the time I was a kid, I played baseball, tennis, swam, etc., but my real love was always running. I started jogging on a two lane country road outside of Olathe, Kansas when I was 16, and gradually worked up to where I was running 4 to 5 miles, about 4 or 5 days a week, through high school, college, and most of my adult life.
People were so great at Stoughton Hospital. They provided me with good, attentive care. The admitting nurse even visited me in the room 24 hours later! That demonstrates a caring person. HipHab is the best laid out rehab program.
I am 55, female, single, live in Denver CO, healthy, and have Kaiser insurance. Two winters ago, 2007, I slipped on the ice in front of my home and landed on my right side. No big deal at the time as I got up and continued on my way. But over time I started having trouble with that right hip. And by trouble I mean it started to ache and the range of motion started to reduce.
Wow! That’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think about my BHR resurfacing. I’m nearing 38 years old and the 2 year mark on my surgery. Yet I feel like I’m much younger again and never had surgery at all. I’m sure there are a lot of people doing some amazing things on this hip, but sometimes I wonder if I could be an example case for what the BHR procedure can do for a person and what the hip materials can withstand.
I was twelve years old when I first learned that I had hip problems. I’m now coming around the corner on thirty-two. That’s twenty years of pain and restrictions. A twenty year long chapter of life that is finally coming to an end
Dr. DeSmet resurfaced my left hip on May 13th in Gent. (I'm a 55 year old, active female.) Surgery was in the new, modern hospital about 6km from the Villa. (My husband borrowed a bike from the Villa to ride out to see me.) The care and facility were great. After only a day, I went back to the Villa, and stayed there just 6 more days and flew back to the States. I was on minimal pain pills.
DAST International has selected it's fourth candidate to receive financial assistance with hip resurfacing surgery with Dr. Edwin Su at the Hospital for Special Surgery. 27 year old Adil Mjadli from Orlando Florida is scheduled for surgery on March 27, 2009.
No seats on the trains either. Some Nazi looking conductor kicked me out of the EMPTY first class car. Hauling heavy bags through 4 train cars-with a bad hip while moving, hitting people in the face along the way looking for a seat... not fun. Because the 2cd class trains were full I had to stand all the way to Gent with my luggage on my head wobbling with the sway of the train.
My name is Daniel and this is my story…I first want to thank all those that have provided me with insight and advice on this procedure.