Nine days after a total hip replacement, performed by Dr. John Burrow, I am pain free, walking normally without my previous limp, and sleeping, pain-free, all night.
After seven months of progressively worsening pain, I found I was unable to walk even short distances, without the assistance of a walker. A full night’s sleep was a thing of the past. On a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being the worse, my pain level was 8 to 10 every day. I was depressed that I could no longer walk to the mailbox or walk one of my dogs. My pain severely limited my previously active lifestyle . Refusing to accept the physical limitations of arthritis, I researched my options.
I am 72 years old and far from completing the numerous items on my bucket list. As a retired registered nurse, I reviewed contemporary surgical procedures, the most highly qualified orthopedic surgeons, and the most well-equipped medical facilities with the lowest incidence of postoperative complications. My research revealed Dr. John Burrow, a brilliant young surgeon, schooled at the finest medical schools in the country, who possessed skill, expertise, and hands of an artisan.
Now, after nine days, I have resumed my active lifestyle, pain free. And by the way, on a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being the worse, my worse postoperative pain was a 3.
Joyce S. Britt