Indo Board Man and the Quest for a Better Hip Part 2

It’s the morning of the Operation. Indo Board Man is getting his left hip replaced. He headed to Orlando at the crack of dawn to begin the wait to be wheeled into surgery. Indo Board Man is in good spirits as he waits to get wheeled back into the operating room. He is showing off his humor in the photo below.

 

Then the doctor comes in and marks his hip.

Three hours after arriving, they wheel him back. More when he is out of surgery!

~Shellby

Indo Board Man and the quest for a better hip.

It’s been a long time coming. Tomorrow is the day of the hip replacement. Here is the Indo Board Man showing off his moves and talking about why its finally time to get his left hip replaced.

Tomorrow this will be what’s inside Indo Board Man’s leg.

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Please send positive vibes all goes smoothly and Indo Board Man gets back to the activities he loves quickly.

Remember Balance is Everything!

~Shellby

Throwback to Indo Board Man’s hip resurfacing part 4

We are one day away from the hip replacement of Indo Board Man. He is prepping by going to a concert tonight. Tomorrow we will drive to Orlando and the journey will begin.

Today we will go over the end of the hip resurfacing journey. Four weeks after the surgery, Indo Board Man heads back to work.

7 weeks later he is back in the water!

And the post op appointment 3 months after

Tomorrow the whole process starts again. The hope is a quicker recovery thanks to the new techniques used. Follow the journey on the blog!

Remember Balance is Everything!

~Shellby

Throwback to Indo Board Man’s Hip Resurfacing part 3- the rehab

We are two days away from Indo Board Man’s hip replacement. He is preparing by watching you tube videos of the surgery. We should know today or tomorrow what time the surgery will be. In preparation for the surgery, we are taking a look back at the video blog of Indo Board Man’s hip resurfacing 8 years ago.

We left off last week with Indo Board Man getting a ride home via ambulance. Today we will look at the first few days home and the post op appointment.

Tomorrow we will see the last parts of the blog before we start the Hip replacement videos.

Remember Balance is Everything!

~Shellby

Throwback to Indo Board Man’s Hip Resurfacing Part 2

Yesterday we looked at the lead up and operation day of Indo Board Man’s right hip resurfacing surgery back in 2010. He is preparing to get a total hip replacement of his left hip in 6 days. His action sport life style caught up with him back in 2010 with the need to take care of the right hip. He knew he would have to take care of the left hip one day and was able to prolong the need for a replacement by 8 years using PT and his exercise regimen to keep his left hip in shape.

Today we are reviewing the 2010 hospital stay and therapy done there after his resurfacing. The first video was shot once he was back in his room after surgery.

Chapter 5 focuses on the second therapy session at the hospital.

Chapter 6 shows Indo Board Man ready to get out of the hospital and to take his recovery back to the comfort of his home.

On Monday, we will look back at the first few days of recovery at home.

 

Remember Balance is Everything!

~Shellby

Throwback Thursday! Indo Board Man gets his hip resurfaced.

Eight years ago, Indo Board Man had his right hip resurfaced after a lifetime of use skateboarding, surfing, water skiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, snow skiing and snowboarding. He documented the whole process. In a week, he will be getting his left hip totally replaced. So to prepare for the new surgery, lets look back and check out the first few videos of his Hip resurfacing blog. You can find the full playlist here.

In the first video Indo Board Man details his need to get his hip resurfaced. That was a logical choice 8 years ago but this time around, resurfacing the left hip is not an option. The next video records his 2010 pre op appointment.

And finally its the day of the operation. It was a longer than expected procedure due to extremely dense bones. The Dr. had to change tools because his bones were so hard. Maybe that explains why his mom always told him he was hard headed! Hahaha!

Over the next week, we will look back on the recovery and therapies to get him rehabilitated in 2010. It will be interesting to see how the recovery this time around compares to 2010. We will chronicle his recovery as well.

 

Remember Balance is Everything!

Shellby