Bobette shares how preparations for hip replacement surgery and recovery affected her successful outcome.
When I looked back at the total preparation I was impressed from beginning to end. I was impressed with the speed that Dr. McFerran set things up to relieve the discomfort that I was having. I was impressed with the hip replacement class which prepared me for what I might expect in the hospital, how my day might go in the hospital, how my recovery might go in the hospital, and what I might think about and what I needed to prepare to go home; picking up the throw rugs and getting a cheer that was raised so that I was not bending to sit. All of those things I was prepared in advance so that it just flowed. It just felt like it was a natural process. I knew what it was expected of me and I was prepared to do it.
The thing that was the most important to me was that they told me beforehand what I could expect and what I was going to need to do and that was so helpful to me. I can’t begin to tell you how helpful that was. I think you are always anxious when you are in the hospital. You don’t know what is expected of you. You don’t know what to expect and so they made that very comfortable and so that it was a process that was easy, and I have told several people that that was probably the most important thing was preparing me for what was going to happen so that I wasn’t caught by surprise.
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Conditions: Osteoporosis, Hip Pain
Related Terms: Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery, Cemented Hip, Hip Replacement Physical Therapy, Hip Replacement Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics
Health Care Provider: Banner Health, McKee Medical Center, Banner McKee Medical Center
Location: Northern Colorado, North Colorado, Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, Colorado, Co, 80538
Expert: Dr. Mark McFerran, Mark McFerran, M.D., Doctor McFerran