July 20, 2009
5 days post op today. I am home, getting around on crutches pretty well. I actually just tried one crutch so I could carry my cup of coffee over to the computer and did real well! That was exciting.
My surgery went flawlessly according to Dr. Rector. He is awesome. If anyone in or around Colorado is considering surgery, please look him up. Everybody I spoke to in the hospital had nothing but great things to say about him. The nurses and staff at Boulder Community were so nice and caring as well. And Boulder is a … Read the rest
I live in a somewhat small town. I went to a surgeon here in town that did my mom’s THR. He took x-rays and told me what my problem was (I had been suffering with the pain 3 years prior). Finally getting a doctor to tell me what was wrong was a big accomplishment. I did an injection and that only lasted about 1 month. Although this surgeon did a good job with my mom he had only done 1 resurfacing. I then went on the internet and found Dr Rector. I called him and he asked me some questions … Read the rest
I had a BHR for my left hip on November 18th, 2011. Dr. Rector was my surgeon. I am 56 years old and have been very active all my life. I have had 4 years of decreased mobility with this past year developing a limp. The first 2 weeks went fair, a low spot on days 4,5,6 but much better after that. (Hard for me to be so needy).
The start of week 3 I was walking unassisted, with no joint pain and marginal discomfort from surgery.
I am at week 7 and feel great. Back to all I was … Read the rest
I think I am having one of the least interesting, and slowest paced recoveries posted on this website, and for that I am very happy. I’m doing my home based stretching exercises twice a day as recommended. Ankle pumps, heel slides, side slides, bridges and hamstring stretches. The most basic forms of movement. They get easier each time, but I still see benefit from them. Outpatient physical therapy twice a week, where they push me a little further each session. The sessions are difficult enough now, that they leave me a little tight and sore that day, but all of … Read the rest