PATIENT POST-OP JOURNAL: LOU ANN ROLOFF (RT. BHR 8/11/06)
Friday, August 11, 2006 – Surgery Day
“Surgery went better than expected. After waiting 1 1/2 years for resurfacing to be FDA approved, they thought they may not be able to do it (due to some cysts) but they were able to do the resurfacing. Needless to say, I am very happy!
Saturday, August 12, 2006
I had nothing to eat and had not changed body position. I could not move my leg, lots of pain. I thought I was going to die and afraid that I wouldn’t!
Sunday, August 13, 2006
What a difference 24 hours makes. I feel great. I headed to the Meriter Retirement Center for therapy. I arrived here on Sunday. What a great place and great people. We were in limbo for a couple of hours but we got our therapy schedule. I had land physical therapy. I had guests over and what a nice place to converse – much better than a “room.” We ordered out for pizza.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Today I had my first pool session. What a wonderful thing. Just loved it. Then shower was great also. Walked up to square and also walked around the block. Feeling Good.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Today I had more therapy. I went to lunch with friends then to the pool. What a great feeling. I walked up to the square for a sandwich tonight. Walking better, no pain. I’m getting better everyday.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Today I walked around the block. I had lunch in this nice apartment. Then I went to water therapy. That water feels so good. I went to a steak house for dinner. After I came back I went on a little jaunt up to the square.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
I got the clamps out this morning. We will pick up and go home today. I feel truly blessed and lucky.
Something feels “sick” and “wrong” about calling your surgery a wonderful experience but I guess I’ll have to be “sick” and “wrong” from my first pre-op appointment to now. I feel truly cared for. The folks involved with this whole resurfacing program are truly quality individuals. Dr. Rogerson, Renee, Desiree and Caroline.
I want to thank all the folks at Meriter Hospital from Admission to discharge and all the folks at Meriter’s Retirement Center. Jerks must get jobs elsewhere because they don’t get jobs here. What can I say? Thank you.” – Lou Ann Roloff Ann