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Patient Story: Mariann from Westbury, NY
- Name: Mariann
- Location: Westbury, NY
- Replacement Type: Hip (Left)
- Hobbies/Activities: Walking, Mountain Climbing
"I Can Call Friends and Initiate Outings"
Prior to surgery, I was crippled. I stopped almost any activity that was nonessential. My life consisted of going to work and coming home to bed. My house wasn't cleaned, my laundry not done. I turned down almost every invitation from friends. The pain was so bad I wanted to die.
The moment my doctor told me the diagnosis of my hip, I was ready for surgery.
Life is completely different after joint replacement. I can follow my chores, my house is clean. I call friends up and initiate outings. Most important, I have three-year-old and four-month-old grand nieces, I can now babysit them regularly. I couldn't handle taking care of them before because of my lack of mobility. Now they can't wait for Aunt Mariann to come over.
My advice, research your surgeon and follow their instructions. I wish I didn't have to wait as long as I did, I don't regret anything.