Sherry’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Raterman 2008
I live in North Cental FL. 1st hip resurf 11-10-06 at age 59 by Dr Kennedy in Sarrasota. Love that man, but he’s retired from surgery.
Had a quick recovery. Husband was dx’ed w/ca 10 days after surgery and died 2 mo’s later. I live alone now w/cats. My Rt hip xray shows advanced osteo, femoral cyst starting and pain getting worse since June. I have superior bone density, no major health problems, but 40 lbs overweight. I work full time and was active until the pain started to get bad. I want to get this done. Dr’s kept telling me it was my back for years before one figured out it was my hip and by then I was almost crippled.
November 5, 2008
I’m excited, nervous and anxious to get on the road to recovery. I have to be at University Community hosp at 10.Will leave here at 8a.m. General = Dipervan will be used, and a posterior lateral position. A nerve block is also used on operated leg. The head is cemented but the cup is not. University Community Hospital has a less than 1% infection rate. Ortho joint replacement floor is seperated from other ortho surgery.
This long journey started over 2 yrs ago when I was almost talked into a total hip. Though the great people on the yahoo surfacehippie list I persevered and found Dr Kennedy to do the C+.
My husbands unplanned death 2 mo’s after surgery changed the path I walked which took recovery from physical to emotional. This June pain in the right hip started and I came back to the list and was also directed to Pat’s list by the very kind & helpful Vicky Morrow for more information and support. Dr Kennedy has retired from surgery and Dr Raterman has come highly recommended w/over 500 resurfs.
I will try to keep you guys updated on my progress.
I’m grabbing my hat, holding the seat of my pants for this is going to be a life changing ride again.
November 10, 2008
Surgery “went great” quote Dr Raterman. He’s a jewel. Thurs surgery, Home Sunday. On Aleve since Sat. Huge black and blue inner thigh. Same last time. Slept well last night w/Ambien CR. Taking it easy and using ice. Tire easily, take naps and PT will be here tomorrow. Dr R has his own rehab protocol.
I’m a bi-lat.
Sherry LC+ 11-10-06 Kennedy
RBHR 11-6-08 Raterman