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Tim Bratten

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Hip surgery can be fun ... medical tourism in Gent
« on: March 20, 2012, 01:54:26 PM »
I was surprised how much fun I had rehabilitating from surgery in Gent, Belgium. Here are some photos

Dr. De Smet's hip patients and spouses downtown Gent five days after surgery:



Gent is pretty at night:



Like Disneyland, only real:



My sister and my wife prepare to storm the castle eight days after surgery:



Working the crutch eight days after surgery:



After several hundred stairs, views of downtown Gent



Tim and the swedes (two new surface hippys) study the menu



Some German friends came to visit:



Statue points to England in downtown Gent:



In Belgium they worship beer:



Botched LHR by Dr. Vilicich 06-17-2010 revised by Koen De Smet 02-14-2012
RHR Koen De Smet 02-05-2014

mslendzion

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Re: Hip surgery can be fun ... medical tourism in Gent
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 11:58:21 PM »
Great pictures, thanks for sharing.
Left BHR 1/9/12 Dr. Schmitt

hernanu

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Re: Hip surgery can be fun ... medical tourism in Gent
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 12:25:40 AM »
Looks like fun, Tim - great that you had a good result and fun. I'm adding Gent to my list of places to visit.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Hip surgery can be fun ... medical tourism in Gent
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 03:43:59 AM »
Okay, it's truth or dare time.  Did you drink and beer while you were there on those pain meds???? :o
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Tim Bratten

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Re: Hip surgery can be fun ... medical tourism in Gent
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 04:40:45 PM »
Okay, it's truth or dare time.  Did you drink and beer while you were there on those pain meds???? :o

What's the dare?

In all truthfulness my hip hurt real bad for a few hours after the surgery and I kept myself pretty busy pushing the morphine button for awhile. That night I pushed the button a couple of more times and after that I never used any more pain meds at all (except some mild anti-inflammatory tablets they gave us). I have a whole drawer full of these effervescent codeine tablets that I brought home, unused, from Gent. 

On the other hand, before the revision (including one very long, painful week before I underwent the botched resurfacing) there were a few times when the pain went up to 11. But then you didn't ask about that ....
Botched LHR by Dr. Vilicich 06-17-2010 revised by Koen De Smet 02-14-2012
RHR Koen De Smet 02-05-2014

 

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