All this helps, and is greatly appreciated!
--- In surfacehippy@
> Hi Dan,
> I purchased two books based on recommendations from members here.
> One was "The Inflamation Syndrome' and deals with diet/supplements
> and the other was "Heal Your Hips" and illustrates water excersize.
> Both were really effective for me. I ordered the books through
> either Pat Walter's site-- www.surfacehippy.
> this site's web-page and I don't recall his URL. You could of course
> order them direct through Amazon but I ordered through another
> member to support their gracious efforts at making web-info easily
> available for us.
> I also picked up some excersize tips from member posts and I think
> it was Vicki? who explained about strengthening the (small) muscles
> that control hip stability. I coudn't do Yoga so I bought a small
> portable ballet-bar so I could work my leg out to the side and to
> the back. I also purchased some resistence straps and I lay on the
> bed and extend my leg to the side and also cross-over the other leg
> while using the big rubber bands to provide resistence. It was a bit
> painful at first but it got easier and I never had to put weight on
> my bad hip. It really helped a lot as I can't take pain-killers at
> Hope this helps
> --- In surfacehippy@
> campbell.dan64@ wrote:
> > Greetings Dave,
> > EXERCISES? EXERCISES. EXERCISES!
> > I'm pre-op in Albuquerque and looking for exercises. Can you or
> > point me in the right direction? My assumption is this: just as
> > Docs have post-0p exercises, they should be able to recommend a
> > course. And if the Docs are not up to this responsibility, surely
> > is some collective wisdom out there that I and others can tap
> into, and
> > perhaps extend.
> > Also, regarding insurance, I hold a Preysbyterian card and fear
> that it
> > may not be a winning ticket. Their local Doc had yet to do resurf
> > I met with him in mid-December. Has anyone advise?
> > Bueno
> > Dan
> > --- In surfacehippy@
> > >
> > > In October 2006, I was turned down by Aetna for a resurf with Dr.
> > > Gross (I live in Florida). It was the plan and not the company. I
> > > decided to wait until my company's open enrollment period and
> > > to the plan which would cover out of network resurfacing. In the
> > > mean time, I kept some money set aside in case I needed to
> > > Dr. Bose and get it done sooner. I had xrays taken about 6 months
> > > ago and there was no further deterioration.
> > >
> > > My insurance is now switched and I'll be getting new xrays to
> > > off to Dr. Gross and start the ball rolling again. I hope to be
> > > backpacking and rock climbing again in 6 to 12 months :)
> > >
> > > My local Doc, who had only done 20 resurfs at the time, is now
> > > over 100. I'll still make the trip to see Dr. Gross as I believe
> > > that will provide me with the best chance of waking up with a
> > >
> > > I've continued to read the posts here and I'd like to thank you
> > > folks for continuing to provide such wonderful and detailed
> > > information-
> > > rid of the pain. At least now, even if I end up with a THR--I'll
> > > least have done everything I could and I can live with that. With
> > > the info posted here and the ancillary sites, I was able to
> > > my diet and learn how to excersize correctly, in and out of a
> > > I even bought a 'ballet bar'--that took most of the pain away and
> > > allowed me to wait it out. I cut my Ibuprophen intake from 3600mg
> > > per day to 200mg per week.
> > >
> > > A few people post things that try to detract from the emperical
> > > knowledge you folks post here--I've chosen to ignore it for the
> > > year or so and I want you to know that I am grateful for your
> > > and I hope you continue.
> > >
> > > It helped me and it will likely help others.
> > >
> > > Dave in the Cape
> > >
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