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Patient Story: Richard from New Orleans, LA
- Name: Richard
- Location: New Orleans, LA
- Replacement Type: Hip (Right)
- Hobbies/Activities: Swimming, Fishing
"Each Day After got Easier and Easier"
Before surgery It's not so much that I had to stop every activity I was doing, but that those activities were not done as often or as "all out". I was always in a lot of pain and had to modify most daily activities to get by. It got to the point my back hurt, my knees ached and both hips hurt. Simple things became chores. I was passed from doctor to doctor, getting shots and different treatments. Finally, Dr. Jones said I just had to get it replaced and that the rest of my body would get better, and it did. I woke up after surgery in less pain than I was going into it with. I was able to walk the next couple days on a walker, then a couple days on a cane for stablility, then I was off to the races and haven't looked back.
I had been to several doctors and they all tried different treatments and ultimately referred me to Dr. Jones. I went into meet Dr. Jones and he told me that the hips just needed to be replaced. He explained that the recovery was quick and just took a little work, he was right. After surgery I'm in so much less pain and feeling so much better, it is great.
I am back to almost every activity I was into before surgery and not having any hold-backs. I'm at the 3 month mark and I am getting my left hip done so that I can live a normal life.
My life before surgery was more of a hassle then my life after surgery. I only had 2-3 days where I needed help and I was slow. The next couple days after that I was up and moving slowly, but was independent. Each day after got easier and easier.