I’m 50 years old and have just had a left
hip resurface, the UK NHS have been absolutely fabulous, my
GP asked where I would like to see a consultant and living
in Birmingham I didn’t really have to think too hard. I’ve
had the procedure at the Royal Orthopedic Hospital in
Birmingham and the op was performed by Mr. Andrew Pearson.
I went in on Weds 12th Dec and was up on
frame the following day. Walking on two sticks by 11.00am on
the 14th and home by 5.00pm that day. The hospital run a
community scheme (ROCS – Royal Orthopedic Community Scheme)
where if you live in Birmingham and have someone at home who
can look after you, they visit you and check on your
recovery etc. Good as gold the nurse came out on the
Saturday – found out her former partner was someone I knew
and so had a good talk/put the world to rights etc. (such a
small world) and she said everything is fine and was
formally discharged with a back up of 24hr phone cover. Talk
about quick – what a brilliant system.
I’ve got little bits of post op swelling but as its only 10
days post op am not too worried. Just looking forward to
getting mobility back and being able to walk the dog (2yr
old Great Dane called Juno).