Friday, April 27, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray

Wow.  Has it really been over a year since I said I would post more?
I have a new hip now, courtesy of Southern Orthopedics and Dr Roland Hester.  Great job by the surgical team.
I had been in a good deal of pain before the surgery and I had pain after the surgery, but it was dramatically less than before.  I used to take nearly a minute to get out of a chair or sit down.  (Really!)  Now I can pop up and down like a jack-in-the-box.
My mobility is improving daily, thanks to the surgery and some exercises learned at Rehab Select.
Enough about me.  I will pontificate at some later time.  Cheers.


Hawkeye® said...

FANTASTIC!! Great to hear the good news, and good to hear from you for a change. I've been worrying about you and some of the other Scrapplers I haven't heard from in awhile.

My wife had hip surgery 13 years ago and she said it was the best thing she ever did. She was suffering for years and finally couldn't take it any more. She's been great ever since. Just be sure to follow the doctor's instructions and do the exercises they recommend.

(:D) Best regards...

Nick - The Survival Guru said...

Glad your back!!!
Let's see those posts now and back on schedule.

nicky j. / angus the scot

Anonymous said...

Outstanding. Glad to have ya back, gimpy! I see you finally made your investment in the bionic man starter kit.

I'll probably be a candidate for knee replacements within the decade. But that's what the orthopedic surgeon told me ten years ago and I'm still kicking butts and taking names with my old knees!

A high five from Hankmeister/Darthmeister.

Just call me Shelly said...

Ah c'mon folks--still got you beat with my pacemaker. The Wizard of Oz was a bit in the dark ages when he gave the Tin Man an old alarm clock for a heart.

Just be glad when you went to the doc he didn't give you a folding aluminum yard chair for a hip. I rather think that is what Wiz Oz would have handed out for a hip.

After all, it was a depression you know.

Just call me Shelly said...

Oh, by the way--great to hear from you again. I spend to much time on Facebook, need to get back to the blogsphere

mig said...

Well dang guys, sounds like it's a virtual reunion... I keep up with FB too. Lots of Scrapplers on it... Nice to hear that you're nearly pain free... I have been doing a lot of yoga and one day I'll go to a big boy doctor so they can tell me all the stuff that's wrong with me and what needs to be replaced... besides the brain!!! Until then, I'll continue to take Excedrin... Hey, I ran my first 5K a couple of weeks ago and have another one in May. Wounded Warrior Run. ... PRAY for me, I am not much of a runner unless it's to get the mail and it's raining; then most times I figure the mail will still be in the box tomorrow... tra la la.... good to hear from you Rick!

camojack said...

I'm still waiting for a response to my comment on the previous post here..."hipster". :-(

Pat's Rick© said...

Here I am responding to comments.
Tell your wife I am happy for her. It really is something I should have done earlier.

Anonymous Just call me Steve.

You win. Facebook interferes with my life.

Good job on the run. I am walking a lot now (used to run).

Check it now.