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RIGHT HIP SURGERY 11/6/97

From: JANE DEUS grandpacharley@earthlink.net
Date: 18 Apr 2000
Time: 21:14:24
Remote Name: 216.244.12.212

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DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START. HAD HIP REPLACED IN 1997. HAD REAL PROBLEMS STARTING AROUNG 4/98, SELLING OF RIGHT SIDE WHERE HIP WAS REPLACED, WNET TO DOCTOR, HAD LEG PAINS. IN JULY 1998 WEAS ADNITTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER LOSING FEELING IN MY FEET. RE-QUESTED SECOND OPINION AND THEN WENT WITH NEW DOCTOR. FINALLY AFTER FIGHTING WITH INSURANGE COMPANY FINALLY HAD EXPLORATORY SURGERY OF HIP ON MARCH OF 1999. DOCTOR REMOVED TONS OF SCAR TISSUE, THOUGHT THINGS WOULD GET BETTER, THAN IN APRIL 1999 DUE TO HAVING NO FEELING IN MY FEET OR LEGS I DISLOCATED HIP, THAN DISCLOCATED IT AGAIN IN MAY 1999, DOCTOR PUT ME IN BRACE AFTER PUTTING THE HIP BACK IN PLACE SECOND TIME, HE PUT IN FOR SURGURY FOR ME AGAIN IN JULY 1999, HE DID A REVISION OF THE RIGHT HIP, AND THAN BACK TO THE BRACE FOR THREE MONTHS, AFTER THAT I HAD A FEW VISITS FROM THE THERIPIST BUT I REALLY HAD TROUBLE GETTING MY KNEE DOWN, WOUND UP IN THE HOSPITAL AGAIN IN OCT. 1999 NOT BE ABLE TO WALK. IN THE MEANWHILE I WAS PUT ON DISABILITY, WAS TOLD I HAVE PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY. THE NEOROLISG THAT DID THE NERVE CONDUCTOR TEST BOTH TIMES I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL SAID PROBLEMS WERE UP IN MY RIGHT HIP AREA. DON'T FIGURE BUT I NEED TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES. I WAS 57 AT THE TIME FO THE FIRST HIP SURGERY, WAS WORKING FULL TIME AT LEAT 45 HOURS A WEEK, PLUS HELPING TAKE CARE OF 4 GRANDCHILDREN. NOW I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO EVEN GET AROUND, WALK ON WALKER, MY HUSBAND DOES EVERYTHING, I CAN'T EVEN DRIVE. SO AS YOU WOULD SUSPECT I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP I CAN GET, AS I FIND I HAVE 5 DOCTORS, AND EACH ONE HAS NO ANSWER.

THANK YOU JANE DEUS

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