Michael Kornemann Hip Resurfacing Left BHR with Dr. Rogerson 7/16/12
July 20th, 2012
“As I sit here 14 hours away from checking out to return home, I reflect back on the past 4.5 days amazed at how quickly things progressed. The pre-surgical anxiety as prep was being done abated when Dr. John walked in at 7:00am Monday morning confident and assuring that my life would be changing for the better. Then Bam! Three and a half hours later I awake in recovery and get to my room with a top flight team of nurses bringing me back to “normal”.
Very minimal pain but the annoyance of the “plumbing” not working was the only issue as the anesthetic wore off…yet had everything working by late afternoon day 2 which I was told was ahead of schedule.
Day 3 got acclimated to Capitol Lakes where pain was mostly in the quad, and glute muscles but amazingly none in the actual joint! The Celebrex (NSAID) drug is amazing…only needed ½ a pain pill (Vicodin) except when I did the PT.
By Friday I was back to ½ pain pill, one crutch with confidence, and comfortable with my ability to stand on the leg! Even got a treat from my mom (coach) with a late afternoon massage to help with soreness! My mom and wife were angels.
Doc Rogerson a saint, staff throughout positive and reassuring. Food at Capitol Lakes was A+ and measures up with the best in Madison! My friends and family were a great support group, but I thank God for the whole experience… I am stronger for going through it and realize he was taking care of me and looking back, all the anxiety and pre-surgical worry was unnecessary! I look forward to what the future holds!”
Mike Kornemann Madison, WI.