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Patient Story: Edith from Atlanta, GA
- Name: Edith
- Location: Atlanta, GA
- Replacement Type: Hip (Left)
- Hobbies/Activities: Walking, Biking, Swimming, Dancing
"Don't Wait Too Long To Talk To Your Doctor About Having Surgery."
I was in total agony and severe pain moving around before I had my hip replaced. The pain eventually got so unbearable that it took my breath away just to stand from a seated position. Every step was extremely painful. I could no longer go on trips with family and friends, I couldn't dance, and I couldn't go on mall shopping trips anymore. The pain became so intense that I had to plan every step just to be able to cook, do laundry, and manage daily chores. That is what made me decide to have joint replacement surgery.
I had virtually no pain after I got up to walk one hour after surgery. Even physical therapy after surgery was nearly painless. When I went for my 6 week check-up, my blood pressure was considerably lower.
Do yourself a favor and don't wait too long to talk to your doctor about having surgery. Do your physical therapy exactly as they instruct you and you won't have any regrets.