I am a 40 year old active father of 2 small children, so I
needed to get the hip done to enjoy life and really play with my kids. I
had a Birmingham resurface of the left hip with Dr. Schmalzried
November 14, 2012. I was off crutches by the 3rd day, no need for a
cane. Pain was in the 1-3 range for the first week, although I was only
taking Tylenol codeine (Norco) and refused to take the oxycontins. So
pain was not bad, but could have been better if I took the painkillers. I
was driving within
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Navy Chief Petty Officer Mike Carrol deployed to Iraq in 2007 and
remains on active duty today, at 53, to train fellow reservists.
Mike Carroll couldn’t touch his knees together. Couldn’t play
basketball with his children. Couldn’t walk other than taking "a big
limp," he said.
The former Navy SEAL wasn’t going to let those limitations drown his
dream of returning to the special-warfare compound in Coronado to
help in the war effort.
At age 49 in 2006, Carroll wasn’t the oldest SEAL to re-enlist after
an absence. But he was certainly not the usual face … Read the rest