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My story: Returning to golf after bilateral hip replacements at 35


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#31 One_Putt_Blunder

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

Mark and I were all 335ish on the gps. I think you had the long ball but were off to the right half of the fairway 345ish. I had a 2 hybrid left to that tiny tiny green for my real shot. I think it was 224 to the green.

Mark dont forget to pour one for the homie when you are out at the bars too.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

Glad that you finally found a Dr to help you with the pain.I couldn't imagine going through that at 32 y.o.Best of wishes to you & thanks for sharing.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

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Mark and I were all 335ish on the gps. I think you had the long ball but were off to the right half of the fairway 345ish. I had a 2 hybrid left to that tiny tiny green for my real shot. I think it was 224 to the green.

Mark dont forget to pour one for the homie when you are out at the bars too.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

View PostOne_Putt_Blunder, on 19 October 2012 - 09:14 PM, said:

Mark dont forget to pour one for the homie when you are out at the bars too.

I second that. Have a whiskey for us!!! Man that was so much fun. Just don't take a cab to the casino at 3 am haha!

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

View Posttinman, on 19 October 2012 - 09:23 PM, said:

Glad that you finally found a Dr to help you with the pain.I couldn't imagine going through that at 32 y.o.Best of wishes to you & thanks for sharing.
Thank you.

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View PostOne_Putt_Blunder, on 19 October 2012 - 09:14 PM, said:

Mark dont forget to pour one for the homie when you are out at the bars too.
I second that. Have a whiskey for us!!! Man that was so much fun. Just don't take a cab to the casino at 3 am haha!
Dont give it all back if you are up a grand either

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:11 PM

Freedberg did Timmy Clark's elbow surgery and Paul Casey's shoulder surgery. I actually have another follow up appointment with him today. He said he goes up and plays Silver Leaf with Tim Clark and Whisper Rock with Paul.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

Bravo for doing the hard work and getting to the right doctor and the right procedure. Now comes the fun stuff. Getting better, stonger and lower scores. Keep it going, I have a feeling you are going to shoot some of your lowest scores ever.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

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Bravo for doing the hard work and getting to the right doctor and the right procedure. Now comes the fun stuff. Getting better, stonger and lower scores. Keep it going, I have a feeling you are going to shoot some of your lowest scores ever.

Thanks Ballzo I really appreciate the advice and help you gave me early on.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:13 PM

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Thanks Ballzo I really appreciate the advice and help you gave me early on.

I was there too at one time. Glad to have been able to help and glad there is a happy ending to your story finally.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:38 PM

How are things going this week on your road to recovery?  My surgery is rapidly approaching in December? What is your Dr. And physical therapist saying that you will have to avoid to maximize healing and life of hip? I'm sure high impact anything, What about golf swing,  strength and conditioning wise?

Thanks for sharing awesome to see your comeback


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:02 PM

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I have not seen the Doc since Sept. He took some more X rays to make sure the hips did not shift and still looked good. He was happy with my gains in strength and flexibility. He essentially has turned me over early on to my PT which I finished up last week. My PT set me up with an 11 page printout of stuff I should do when I go to the gym on my own. Going to go hit the range this weekend again and make a few more swings to see how it feels since I have gained a ton of strength in the last couple weeks.

What I have found is stay away from the obvious anything high impact or sudden change of direction even riding a bike (because of the fall factor). My PT and I pushed it pretty hard but safely. The moment an exercise started to look easy we would add a twist or add resistance, weight etc. We always started low and worked up

When you start to rehab your body will dictate what you can and cannot do. Don't be discouraged at first and keep taking small steps it and you can see big improvement week to week. I finished my PT Friday doing stuff that was absolutely brutal on me just 4 weeks ago and this time it was not overly difficult. Some things I found helped were the weightlessness of the pool and hot tub were a nice break from being stuck in bed or on the couch. As soon as the incisions heal and you are safe to get them wet it is great just to relax in the water. Try to walk as much as you can, it really helps loosen up the hips and lower body.

My main concern with activities was golf which he was fully supportive of, and said is the one activity that fits well with the replacement. There are a few things I want to ask him when I have my next visit in a month but it is safe to say no more snowboarding, basketball, ice hockey etc, really anything involving jumping is not a good idea.

Best of luck to you in December and feel free to fire away if you have any questions or concerns. I will continue to update the thread with my progress
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

Matt, it was great to see you again last month and really glad the rehab is going better every day.  I wish we could have hit a few, but let me know when you up in NorCal because Pasa owes me one.  Btw...you still owe me for lunch too!!  LOL  Until then, hit'em straight.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

Randy, I am shooting for a Nor Cal run in 2013. I was planning on Pasa and lunch WILL be on me hahaha. Great seeing you again, and let me know if you are out this way

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:10 AM

Much respect for you matt, very tough journey to have to go through and looks like you are coming out the other side, great to hear, had shoulder surgery myself back 10 years ago which kept me away from the game for what turned out to be 7 years, but got back into it much like yourself a few years back and even this year become club champ, lord knows how.

definitely light at the end of the tunnel, wish you well on your recovery.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:23 PM

View PostMoaningM, on 26 October 2012 - 04:10 AM, said:

Much respect for you matt, very tough journey to have to go through and looks like you are coming out the other side, great to hear, had shoulder surgery myself back 10 years ago which kept me away from the game for what turned out to be 7 years, but got back into it much like yourself a few years back and even this year become club champ, lord knows how.

definitely light at the end of the tunnel, wish you well on your recovery.

Thank you and congrats on the club champ.

Had a good range/shortgame/putting session today. Hips held up to some more aggressive short iron swings.  Going to hit the range again Sunday and try some mid irons. Hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks I will be able to complete a simulated round on the range. That will be my final exam before I hit the course again.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

Another really good range session today. I was able to work through every club in the bag with no pain in the hips. I still put myself at about 80% but feel confident playing a full round in two weeks. The good news is for being at 80% right now I am pretty confident I will get most if not all of my old club distances back. Changing the driver from the X stiff devotion to the stiff devotion was definitely the right move. Ball flight was much better and carry distance was 235-245 today. I am still working on getting used to having more range of motion in the hips than I had prior to the surgery which is throwing my swing off a bit as I became very armsy there at the end due to the lack of rotation
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:42 AM

Just checking how your week went. Again thank you for posting? What are you doing for rehab strength and conditioning wise? How is swing coming along. I'm one month out from hip resurfacing. Keep up the good work

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

I have my first round booked for FRI 11/16.

I am finished with my physical therapy sessions so working out solo right now. A lot of work with the rubber bands Lateral movement both standing and squating with bands around the ankles. Some endurance work on the excersise bike, balance squats on the bosu ball, step up/downs forward and backward, plus a standard workout legpress, hamstring, quads etc plus quite a bit of stretching and rotation work.

Swing is starting to feel more comfortable still around 80% I do struggle with my increased rotation at times I had become very stiff at the end and essential jury rigged my swing to be as comfortable as I could make it. I am looking forward to FRI and the fact that I dont have any pain when I swing, but I still need to continue to get stronger and work on the stabiization muscles. Distance control will most likely be my biggest struggle on FRI

How are you feeling now?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

I feel like Golfwrx should send a reporter to cover your first round back haha
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

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I feel like Golfwrx should send a reporter to cover your first round back haha

I'm in.. playing reporter?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

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I feel like Golfwrx should send a reporter to cover your first round back haha

I'm in.. playing reporter?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

View PostOne_Putt_Blunder, on 12 November 2012 - 02:29 PM, said:

View PostPure745, on 12 November 2012 - 01:40 PM, said:

View Postfore_life, on 12 November 2012 - 01:38 PM, said:

I feel like Golfwrx should send a reporter to cover your first round back haha

I'm in.. playing reporter?

I am playing with Medicaptain. Take Fri off Tai and drive out :superman:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

View PostOne_Putt_Blunder, on 12 November 2012 - 01:10 PM, said:

I have my first round booked for FRI 11/16.

I am finished with my physical therapy sessions so working out solo right now. A lot of work with the rubber bands Lateral movement both standing and squating with bands around the ankles. Some endurance work on the excersise bike, balance squats on the bosu ball, step up/downs forward and backward, plus a standard workout legpress, hamstring, quads etc plus quite a bit of stretching and rotation work.

Swing is starting to feel more comfortable still around 80% I do struggle with my increased rotation at times I had become very stiff at the end and essential jury rigged my swing to be as comfortable as I could make it. I am looking forward to FRI and the fact that I dont have any pain when I swing, but I still need to continue to get stronger and work on the stabiization muscles. Distance control will most likely be my biggest struggle on FRI

How are you feeling now?

I'm able to play but hip feels like I am being stabbed in my joint. I played with swanry who is very active on golfers on Sunday. Dropped a difficult chip on 18 Golf Gods being nice to me. I have always delt with pain but it just has became increasingly more painful. I have been trying to prehab and get in to the best shape I can before surgery. I have some anxiety which is I think is normal about surgery, rehabbing etc. Your journey has been helpful. That would be awesome send reporter. I am surrounded by good people that will help me get back Swanry, Martin Chuck and Aaron Olson down in your area, and Jason Owens up here in Portland, OR. What makes me nervous is that I lose my explosiveness also. Please let me know how your round went! Hit them long and straight. Thanks again keep up the good work.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Interesting read as I see lots of familiar issues. I got diagnosed with FAI cam both hips a few years back ahead of a scope to sort a knee problem as they thought it could be related. Was told not to worry about it but went back to the consultant earlier this year when it started getting painful and was hoping that they would shave the bone and tidy the joint up, but was told that x-rays and MRI scans showed it was way beyond that and next step would be a replacement.

This is where it all gets complicated! First up, all the surgeons I have seen use the phrase "you will know when you are ready". Basically its viewed as major surgery and they want you to tell them you can't put up with the pain anymore before they go ahead. If you've led a life like me ignoring pain, then the whole concept is tough as golf can be like being stabbed, especially on a downhill lie, but then 90% of a normal day is perfectly bearable, so how much importance do you place on being comfortable at golf?

I have a detached labrum, microfractures and almost non existent internal rotation (not good for a follow through) so I know things won't get better, but then I prefer the idea of resurfacing, yet a lot of doctors are pulling the option whilst the whole metal ion thing gets further airtime.

Just to add that I played great this year, (albeit nowhere near as frequently) with my modified over the top (can't clear left hip) swing seeing me straight down the middle, albeit 10% off on distances compared to a few years back

Decisions, decisions, so great to hear others in the same position

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

My decision to go ahead with the surgery was when I became miserable in my day to day life. Not being able to get through work without pain was a big part because it really impacted my performance to the point where if I kept up that decline I would have put my job in jeapordy, along with little things like not being able to sit down for dinner with my family for more than 30 minutes, not being able to walk the dog. I would have been willing to give up golf for a longer time if I was more comfortable in my day to day life. Golf is very important to me but not important enough to be the sole reason to go through with these major surgeries.

I considered the impact of regaining quality of life now in my 30's in comparision to possibly losing some quality of life when i get to be 70+ and it was a chance I was willing to take and so far I am glad I did. These new hips have really changed my life on and off the course. My parents can notice a difference just by looking at my face that I am no longer miserable.

I had a few of the docs tell me the same thing put it off as long as you can and I did which in hindsight I wish I would have done it sooner you cant really make up for lost time you know. I do think everything worked out for the best though finding the right surgeon was crucial to me and all these delays etc led me to the right doc.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

That's exactly what felt. It has progressed now to the point that I have trouble tying my shoe, limp at times, and it effects my sleep.   It is also my left hip. The turning point for me was when I had cortisone injection and was shocked by how good I felt. I didn't realize how much pain I was actually in until I felt the absence of pain.

My golf swing definitely has its compensations because of the lack on rotation in the joint and pain when I extend. Golf swing was not my deciding factor for surgery but it was the combination of things being effected that made me decide it is time. I am nervous about procedure, possible side effects, dislocations etc also Never good time for surgery I am 36 years old and also want to be able to play with my two boys age 6 and 3. Hope this info helps.

I hope I can get back to pain free, swinging the clubs around, and chase my dream of making the tour! Kidding about the tour part. Last guy I saw do that lived in a pipe on golf channel.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

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I'm able to play but hip feels like I am being stabbed in my joint. I played with swanry who is very active on golfers on Sunday. Dropped a difficult chip on 18 Golf Gods being nice to me. I have always delt with pain but it just has became increasingly more painful. I have been trying to prehab and get in to the best shape I can before surgery. I have some anxiety which is I think is normal about surgery, rehabbing etc. Your journey has been helpful. That would be awesome send reporter. I am surrounded by good people that will help me get back Swanry, Martin Chuck and Aaron Olson down in your area, and Jason Owens up here in Portland, OR. What makes me nervous is that I lose my explosiveness also. Please let me know how your round went! Hit them long and straight. Thanks again keep up the good work.

I will post my results when I get home Friday I will try and get a couple new videos as well. One of the reasons why I wrote this up is when I first started I spent a ton of time online trying to find stories of similar cases and had no luck so I am very happy that this has been even the slightest bit helpfull to others out there going through this. Once I get closer to 100% I really need to get to an instructor and iron out all the bad habits I picked up trying to swing pain free.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

Oh yeah I forgot how bad trying to sleep was It was awful 3-5 hours on a good night was all I could hope for and even at that I would wake up exhausted from trying to get comfortable all night. Being able to get at least 7 hours of comfortable sleep now is amazing
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

Have a good round tomorrow! Keep us posted unleash the fury on ol whitey

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

Will do my work day cannot end soon enough right now. I cant wait to get out there. If you have a twitter you can follow me @oneputtblunder and I will be sending out tweets during the round, I will update the thread here post round

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