It’s finally here. Tomorrow I’ll be a bi-lat (LC+ 11-10-06)and (RBHR 11-6-08). I’ll finally be OTOS. All prayers, good wishes and positive thoughts gratefully accepted.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. Sherry LC+ 11-10-06 Kennedy RBHR 11-06-08 Raterman
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