Yes, indeed, it is true! My reaction was and continues to be the
same. I'm 7 months post-op and still improving. It is only now
post-surgery I can really understand how miserable I was before surgery.
Good for you on your wonderful results, and may your recovery and
rehab give you just as much joy!
LBHR -- 6/05/07 -- Dr. Robert Barrack (St. Louis)
--- In surfacehippy@
> Hi All-
> I am 5 days post op with Dr. Su, left hip. I have to say, talk about
> drastic changes. Before surgery I could only lift my left foot 4
> inches off the floor; not able to swing my leg into bed/car without
> lifting it; not able to walk further than 1/2 block; completely unable
> to point my toe straight let alone walk with my foot straight....
> walked further than that in the hospital!!! I am lifting my leg into
> the bed without assistance since the day after surgery. I am lifting
> my bent knee up to the waist without effort. My toe is pointing
> forward (which I still am looking down to disbelief)..
> brought me, and Dr. Su's PA to tears on the day of discharge.
> I am only 38 years old and have spent the last 3 years limping and in
> pain....I have had less pain in the past 5 days than I did for the
> last 3 years, and I cannot believe it! I read it, I listened to it,
> but there is still that little "can't it really be????" voice in your
> Yes, it is true! I wish I could skip (let's not get ahead of
> ourselves) because I would!!
> Kudos to my fabulous surgeon, the terrific and super-attentive nurses
> and aides/staff at Hospital for Special Surgery!
> Kris Rob
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