Marilyn – back to hiking without pain after hip replacement
“I could no longer stand up straight or hike without being all bent over. Then I wasn’t able to bend over anymore and walking became painful. Sleep was constantly interrupted … My husband and I became afraid that I would end up in a wheelchair..”
Marilyn before surgery
Marilyn after surgery
My surgery was scheduled for June 21st, 2022 to get my right hip replaced. Everyone leading up to my surgery was extremely caring, helpful, patient and professional. All my questions were answered. I also spoke with friends who had their hips replaced which was very helpful. I had no idea how common hip replacement surgery is! I arrived at the hospital early in the morning, was warmly greeted, taken through the steps preparing me for surgery, and before I knew it I was in the recovery room. As soon as I was brought to my room in the hospital they had me walking. To my surprise, walking was easy and I could walk much further than they suggested. The nurses and assistants in the hospital were as kind, attentive and helpful as they could be! They gave me pain medication, of course, but I really didn’t experience much pain at all.
Two weeks after my surgery I began working with a physical therapist at the hospital. He was amazed at how fantastic I was doing! He also commented that he wasn’t surprised because Dr. Mast is the best surgeon. I know of a man who had his hip replaced long before I had mine and he’s still experiencing pain. A neighbor up the street had his done and had to have it redone 7 times due to infection. And another I heard of had his replaced here in Mount Shasta before I did and he is still in pain.
I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am that Dr. Mast is my surgeon! I’ve healed very fast with no complications. The scar is right at my bikini line and hardly noticeable. It’s been 3 months since my surgery and I’m back to hiking the beautiful trails of Mount Shasta with no pain which I was afraid I’d never get to do again. I am living in a state of gratitude! Thank you, Dr. Mast!”
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