Thanks Terry, I'm right behind you scheduled for this Wednesday
1/30. If my recovery can echo yours, count me in. Here's a question,
do I need to bring any walker/crutches with me as I travel to
Columbia? I'm flying in from Pittsburgh. Also, when did you find
your appetite returning or did it ever leave you? Thanks,
Gross 1/30/08 (L)Biomet uncemented
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> My re-surfacing surgery with Dr Gross was at 1:30 pm Wednesday 1-23-
> and every aspect of this experience has been excellent!
> Dr. Gross and his entire staff are the best team of medical
> professionals that I have the privilege witnessing first hand; they
> were ready and willing to go above the call of duty for my entire
> resurfacing experience!
> As my earlier post stated that I did not remember anything after I
> given the pre-op meds and the spinal injection until I was in the
> recovery room.
> Since I was the last surgery of the day on Wednesday my PT did not
> start until early Thursday morning but I was able to able to walk
> and down the hallways immediately. I did the phase I exercises
> Thursday and had my final PT Friday morning where I walked several
> hallways as well as learning to navigate stairs (not as hard as I
> I was discharged from the hospital at Noon on Friday and drove to a
> Charleston restaurant for lunch and then went to a hotel near the
> airport to await our Saturday afternoon flight back to Iowa. Friday
> night and Saturday morning was my most difficult part of recovery,
> had a tough time using the toilet with all the swelling in my leg
> felt very nauseous several times during the night and early
> But the pain meds and sleeping helped to get through this difficult
> time and things got easier Saturday afternoon.
> We flew back to Cedar Rapids Iowa Saturday evening and arrived
> any major problems other than both planes required me to use stairs
> enter and exit the plane (which went well since my PT taught me a
> good technique).
> It was so nice to sleep in my own bed last night and start my at
> recovery phase. Today has gone great with 3 self administered PT
> sessions (Dr Gross Phase I exercises) and using the polar ice
> supplied by Dr Gross often to continue to reduce the swelling.
> I can't thank my wife Tracie enough for all her help thought this
> entire process!
> The one tip that I would like to pass along to future patients is
> start taking your meds after leaving the hospital and not wait
> you are in a lot of pain since it takes them a while to manage the
> I will post more information as I progress though my recovery.
> 1/23/08 L Biomet uncemented Dr. Gross
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