June 6, 2009
I am a high school phys ed teacher and head wrestling coach in NJ. I am
having hip resurfacing with Dr. Boettner at Hospital for Special Surgery on June
June 10, 2009
4 days post-op and feeling great! Dr. Boettner and staff were absolutely
wonderful. Hospital of Special Surgery of NYC were also great. I’m feeling sore
but feeling great.
June 11, 2009
Trying to take it easy but having a 6 y/o and 2 y/o girls at your side
putting ribbons in your hair makes it sometimes difficult but there’s no place
like home. Switching from the recliner to a hip chair during the day is my
extent of action for the past few days. PT was here today and said everything
looks great. Flexibility not mobility was stressed once again. I’m having very
little pain so just on tylenol, swelling is pretty bad but expected. Some minor
muscle pain when doing the pt. But overall, I feel terrific and can’t wait to
get these 4-6 weeks done – I don’t know how many more movies I can watch. I was
thrilled with Dr. Boettner.
Dr. Boettner and staff were absolutely wonderful. Hospital of Special Surgery
of NYC were also great.
June 16, 2009
I had a new physical therapist come today and WOW what a difference. The
first therapist came and went through the regular exercises and basically said
he wouldn’t have to come back and I was doing great. I called a former wrestler
of mine who worked me today. Basically, he gave me a GREAT stretch and a few
more exercises for my lower back. I had told him my hip felt great but my back
felt tight. He put me on my stomach and gave me different stretches from my
stomach. I am so happy I called him instead of listening to the first guy. My
range of motion is still not great but by him doing these stretches I hope to
June 18, 2009
Each day the muscle pain (quad, groin, & glutes) becomes less. I agree, I am
no where near getting my knee and foot to my chest from my back. The PT insist
that will come. Sleeping is getting better each night, last night was the
first night I slept through the night without moving to get comfortable. I am
going crazy just sitting around.
August 4, 2009
I am slowly getting back on the mat demonstrating wrestling moves. My
flexablity isn’t completely there yet but much better then before surgery. It
just feels great being on the mat and rolling again.
February 24, 2010
I had my hip done 6/6/09 at 35y/o and feeling great. I never had a hip injury
during my competitive or coaching years and the doctors say it isn’t from
wrestling but you know all the wear and tear of wrestling has to do with it! The
hip pain is feeling great but still very stiff. I was able to get back on the
mat and do things I have not been able to do for 5 years. I wouldn’t say I could
compete again but being able to instruct and go with the light-weights is great.
It took me a good six weeks to feel like it was worth it but I definitely feel
being younger helped.