June 11, 2009 I am six days post surgery and feeling better. I had a rough 18 hours due to H and H blood levels and allergies to pain meds. They were trying to get me up out of bed, but I was so lightheaded that I could not go anywhere. I ended up passing out in the restroom about 22 hours after my surgery, but luckily I knew it was coming and they were … Read the rest
November 15, 2007 Yesterday I got my hip resurfaced. Today has been ok but yesterday after surgery was quite a rough experience since I’ve never been in the hospital before. I had know idea of what to expect and was very scared prior to the surgery. I came out fine and have started recovery.
Dr. Ball here at UCSD Thornton Hospital in San Diego said the surgery went well and showed my the x-ray of … Read the rest
February 11, 2011 So, today is my big day. We woke up at 3:30 a.m. to get showered and dressed for my 5:30 check-in at Thornton Hospital at UC San Diego.
Most everything has gone very smoothly and I can’t say enough good things about the doctors, nurses, and staff here. I was fully prepped and in the OR by 7:30 a.m. A few minutes of bantering with the surgical team is all I remember … Read the rest
November 27, 2007
On Nov. 19, 2007 I had my left hip resurfaced by D. Scott Ball at UCSD Thornton Hospital ,La Jolla, CA. I got in 30 days early due to a cancelation so I only had about 5 day window of being “anxious” but due to prayer I was very peaceful all the way up to going under. I was put under at 1:00 and remember waking up about 5:00 with no pain. … Read the rest
I was released with my successful surgery completed on 11/20 and was home by 11/22! What a ride it has been as all of you know.
So far I’m doing all right and ruling the world from my anti-gravity lounger, no swelling and not overdoing it and my family (hubby, three girls ages, 9, 7 and 19mos.) have been amazing!
I was able to undergo the surgery in the way I felt most comfortable with … Read the rest
On Oct. 26th, I reached 12 years, since I got my MOM surface replacement (RH), performed by Dr. Amstutz.
I celebrated my anniversary getting the “Gold” medal in the “2012 Huntsman World Senio Games”, playing Volleyball for the “Outback 65” team.
Thank you Dr. Amstutz,
Ivan Dekovic… Read the rest