January 30, 2008
I had my surgery last Wednesday in South Carolina with Dr. Thomas Gross. So far
everything has gone well. Dr. Gross is a good Doctor and he has surrounded
himself with a great team. Nancy Smith and Lee Webb are fantastic. Dr. Gross has
people flying from all over the US for the surgery You never feel neglected or
your Questions unanswered. I am with Blue Cross Blue Shield CA. I did not have
to hassle with any insurance matters. (Taken care of by the Dr. Gross’ staff)The
Providence Hospital NE is a orthopedic surgical hospital (Professional and
small) The staff was very warm and helpful. I had my surgery on Wednesday never
felt any pain during the surgery but I do remember two hammer shocks , but is
was more like being on a boat which had a rolling wave go under it.
I went under as I was being wheeled to surgery and woke up to my wifes smile and
kiss. I used a cold water ice pack re-circulating system which has limited the
swelling . I have a cyst in my femoral head so I am on a 7week protocol of
crutches 10 percent weight bearing. I have had very little bleeding at the site
of the wound .(Wound Care prepackaged for home use )I have had only slight
twinges of pain.(I now use one vicodine at night, tylennol during the day) The
physical therapy exercises are going well.
February 7, 2008
Thank you very much for putting up this site. It has been life changing. I would
not have been able to find the quality and extent of information I found here
anywhere. Just prior to going in for my operation. I was in so much pain I could
not stand long enough to hang a small picture. Now I sleep all the way through
the night, something I have not done for years, because of pain.
Oh yes I have caps without cement. I will be on crutches for 7 week. We went
cementless because of the cyst on my femoral head.