March 25, 2010 Post-op info
I did have an MC accident 2006. I was hit by a taxi from behind and had a lot of trauma on left side and shoulders and head. I do not remember the accident, When I woke up there was already police and an ambulance in place. Gradually 2007/2008 I got more and more pains in my right leg. I did not understand why. I visited a number of treatments and nobody could tell why I had pains. I had to stop running and my walking distance without pain became shorter and shorter. My doctor did send me to an x-ray late 2008 and then they said that I did have a hip problem.
I did try to fix this without any operation for a year with omega3, glucosamine and a lot of stuff for giving better function of joints. I also tried shock therapy on my right hip (developed by a Norwegian company) together with a lot of stretching. I am much better now than in winter 2008 but I understand that it will not give me full mobility and possibilities to run and walk. I still can do a lot of things like going on a bicycle to work and swimming and skiing, the pain then (normally) is manageable but I am very limited and I like to get back to normal mobility.
I am 55 years old, Swedish male, like to do sports like running, skiing, inlines, climbing etc. I still try to play squash but it is painful after a while and I run mostly on my left leg when playing, the left one is like a log that I drag behind me…. I really like to play normally again. I have three children (grownups, female, male, female) and I live in an old house from 1929 in a community called Sollentuna 20k outside Stockholm.
April 07, 2010
This week has been a bit tense. I am questioning my decision back and forth. My doctor told me that it is like going to the dentist. When you are in the waiting room you do not have any pains anymore and wants to go home. I am flying with Lufthansa from Stockholm to Munich and the pilots are talking about going to a strike for better agreements. Between the 13-16 of April and I am flying home on the 15:th with Lufthansa, hmmmm?
I visited my local hospital and the provided me with a lot of stuff (my car was filled) like, things to sit on in the car and at home, extension for the toilet, high chair to sit on in the shower, things to elevate the bed with, something to assist with putting on socks with and other stuff like a gripping device to use when picking up things from the floor. They were really good and helpful. They also asked where I was going and why. When I told the m about DR Völker and BHR they said that the rehabilitation of BHR is much better than with THR, sounds very promising to me.
I am really trying to think of everything before I go like stored food, inviting friends and nice blonds that can entertain me while I am looking up in the ceiling, getting help with buying food and stuff (I am single). Filling up the freezer and changing to summer tires on the car.
Tomorrow, Thursday I am leaving around 6 in the morning to go to the airport. My operation is on Friday the 9:th of April. A nice limousine from ATOS clinic will meet me at the airport. Good service.
Will get back with more e-mails later.
Bye from Stockholm,