It was 3 years ago this month that I was officially diagnosed with OA and told to go home and take Advil and return in 10 years for a THR. Thank God for this site and Dr. Gross — this site allowed me to have hope and to intelligently research and discuss my options for HR. 3 months after my diagnosis I was having my right hip resurfaced and then 5 months later my left. I have had a wonderful recovery and don’t give my hips a second thought anymore — except to sing the praises of my surgeon and having my life back. People are amazed when I tell them I’ve had both hips resurfaced. I see so many people who have had a THR and are still limping or have limited ROM (I know this varies from person to person) — I have worked on flexibility everyday and yoga has been a huge part of my recovery. I can walk, climb, hike, do a full split, squat, lunge, push, pull, balance — everything my body allows. I still feel I am making strides in my flexibility — everyday the ROM changes for the better. I will say I finally feel like I am back to full strength in my external rotators — that has been a process and takes time. I encourage anyone going through this to remember it takes time, be patient and do the work.
Best of luck to all.