- Sep 22, 2020
- United States
I had a left thr in 2018. My surgeon used the posterior approach for both surgeries. In 2018 I went home the same day, no precautions or restrictions. My pt was walking. I was 46 and healed quickly. July 10 2020, my right hip was done. My surgeon has always been a talented compassionate doctor. I didn’t see him that day. His PA signed my hip before surgery. That’s never happened before. The surgeon has done total knee replacements over 10 years ago. The left hip and right shoulder repair. He’s always been in before the procedure to go over things and cover any questions. Not this time. I asked 3 staff members of the hospital to have the surgeon call Me and leave a message Sharing how the surgery went. My husband has memory issues and this was done previously. I was surprised the Pa is who I saw before surgery, but went with it. When I was back in my pre op room, I was given precautions and exercises and restrictions. I checked my phone to see if something unexpected happened. There was no message. The surgeon called my husband and reported everything went well?! I was having severe pain and continuously asked why things had changed? The surgeon had not even covered these as possibilities. I was repeatedly told all surgeries are different. I went through two weeks of an ongoing nightmare. I’ve got to finish this post tomorrow with more details. At two weeks I requested my records because no one help me. I live 2 hours away from the doctor. My husband works full time. I was on my own, barely surviving. When I requested my records, the surgeon called!? The kicker? I was sent home with the wrong discharge orders. I wasn’t to have anything but what I followed from my other hip surgery. . That’s just the beginning. I’ll be back tomorrow and try to write the rest of my experience to the current situation.