My name is Bonnie Hashberger and I reside in Gloucester County, Virginia. In 2005 at the age of 54, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and degenerative cartilage in both hips. I knew something was terribly wrong since I was having lower back pain and it seemed like my hip joints would cramp up severely. Like I imagine a lot of people do, I put off surgery way too long. I distinctly remember Dr. Boyd Haynes telling me in 2007 that I WOULD know when it was time to get my hip replaced. That statement was so true.
By January, 2013, my left hip was causing me so much pain all the time, day and night, sitting and/or standing, that it literally altered my whole lifestyle. I called Dr. Haynes’ office and asked them for the earliest surgical appointment possible. I knew it was time. The Jiffy Hip surgery went very well and the recuperation time was about 8 weeks. At that time I felt like a completely different person for the better with no pain.
But I still had to contend with my right hip, knowing full well that the time would be coming soon when I would need to have a total hip replacement again. Sure enough, in 2015, the right hip was giving me a lot of difficulty, but for quite awhile, I found it hard to believe that it was my hip because it didn’t have the same symptoms as my left hip before the replacement. Dr. Haynes told me that even though we have two hips, no hip is alike. The symptoms, pain, etc. can be different. We tried several things, such as steroids and a cortisone shot. The cortisone shot worked for two weeks – during that time I felt great and no pain. But unfortunately all the problems returned. Dr. Haynes told me that this indicated to him the problem was my hip. We scheduled the surgery for January, 2016. The surgery again went very well. Come to find out my right hip joint was bone on bone. Not good! Downtime was approximately eight weeks again. I am happy to say that I have fully recovered, back at work, and I have not felt this good since 2001. I can say with complete confidence that even though I was afraid of surgery at first, if I had known that I would feel this great, I would have had both surgeries a lot sooner. THANK YOU DR. HAYNES for giving me my life back!!!!!