Cane & Able

With the wonder of modern medicine, just three days after hip replacement, I was able to “graduate” to using a cane.  That story and results from people who can still play tennis at the Atlanta Invitational follow.

Rehab Progress

The hip replacement was done expertly by Dr. Zehr on Wednesday, discharged on Thursday and using the walker to get around that day and on Friday.  While my “trips outside” still are safest done with the walker, my nice physical therapist Michelle (who ran a half-marathon on Mother’s Day) cleared me for cane use around the house.

Listening to all of you, the challenge for me is to find that balance to “work the rehab”, but “don’t over do it”!  Anyone who knows me, knows that I would lean towards the latter.

Atlanta Senior Invitational

Most of the top able-bodied senior tennis players did their thing in Atlanta this past week.  Here are highlights of some of the winners…

65 Singles – 1) Fred Robinson d. (2) Geoff Cykman 6-1; 6-1

Consolation: 5) Philip Landauer d. William Breit 6-3; 7-5

70 Singles: (1) Al Yearwood d. Vishnu Maharaj  1-6; 7-6(4); 6-3

75 Singles: 1) Jimmy Parker d. (2) Fred Drilling 6-1; 4-6; 6-0

65 Doubles: 1) Landauer/Smith d. (2) Cykman/Robinson 6-3, 6-4

70 Doubles: 1) Chryst/Yearwood d. (2) Thomas/Thomson 6-4, 7-5

75 Doubles: 1) Drilling/Parker d. (2) Jonsson/Lazenby 6-1, 6-1

For the link to all the results, just click HERE

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7 thoughts on “Cane & Able

  1. Congrats on graduating to the cane!! You’ll be back on the court in a flash!

    Joann, let’s hope! thanks, george

  2. George, you are looking pretty good for so soon out of surgery. How long do you think until you can get back out on the court?
    And in case anyone’s interested, I recorded a lot of the matches at the Atlanta tournament and am editing the Yearwood/Chryst match right now. Some really good tennis went on there! Hope to have it up in a day or two, along with three or more over the next few weeks. Check on the “Mike Lammens” youtube channel for updates!
    Get well, hope to see you in Florida come January!

    Mike, they say i can hit on the wall in maybe 4-6 weeks; so we shall see. I will check your Youtube channel for videos. thanks, george

  3. Congrats George. As a fellow ‘hipster’ I know what you are going through. I started to chip and put after 2 1/2 weeks and played my first 18 holes after 4 weeks.
    Remember to keep up the rehab.
    Peter

    Peter. You were one of my prime motivators to getting it done the right way! Thanks. George

  4. George your hip may be recovering but your brain is working great with such a clever pun as Caine and Abel

    Clive, you are one of the few who have recognized the word play. thanks. george

  5. Keep up the medical/rehab updates! Just as valuable as the tennis information. I enjoy your blog and book. I might have to go in for my other hip and I’m able to see what is new through your experience! Best wishes.

    Thomas, the value of this senior tennis community is ever increasing! thanks, george

  6. George,

    I knew that with your high fitness level, you would respond favorably and quickly to your recovery. Keep up the hard work with rehab (as instructed by your therapist) and you will be back on the court in no time. Larry

    Larry, with expert friends like you, it is easier! thanks, george

  7. George,
    You look like you never even had an operation. Congrats.
    Dave

    Dave, not quite, but thanks, george

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