Maybe, you have seen the commercials on television for contacting a lawyer if you have problems with the DePuy metal on metal hip resurfacing device. The Birmingham is the original all of the others are knock offs and there were very few problems with The Birmingham until recently. The reward of having a hip resurface over total replacement is the recovery is half as long and the piece lasts over 25 years. The risk of a resurface are this piece is made of carbon and chromium which your body can only handle small amounts. Once the metal on metal begins rubbing together there is a risk your body will not be able to handle it, 3% of people with The Birmingham, and they thought a test for that 6 months after operation will tell if you have that problem or not.
Well, that's not quite working as well as promised. People are now getting metallosis from their devices 4 to 7 years after their operation and it is now being considered not as safe as it used to be so be very careful when deciding on one of these metal on metal devices. I developed metallosis a year after both of mine which resulted in problems walking and neuropathy in my feet which has since gone away with the removal of those pieces.
During the recovery period and still today I have been following the 8 Hour Diet plan but without the exercise and I kept losing a pound at a time and not gaining weight while stretched out on my sofa for two and a half months. I am looking forward to being able to walk greater distance then I am able today so I can continue to lose weight and get to 50 or 55 pounds.