When I was first released from the hospital following my Hip Replacement Surgery, I felt Wonderful!! No pain!! I had no difficulty doing my physical therapy. I thought I was well! Everything was going great; but soon, that old pain started to come back. It seemed to get worse every day until the pain has become almost unbearable!! I finally convinced my hip doctor, Dr. Dobzyniak, that something had to be done to fix this problem that I had been suffering with for years. He said he could not fix it because he was not a back doctor, but he did order an MRI of my spine and referred me to a Neurosurgeon, Dr. Peter Alexander. I discovered that Dr. Alexander is a highly regarded Neurosurgeon in the Richmond, VA area.
Dr. Alexander assured me that the surgery should remove a lot of my pain and I will be able to walk again without a cane. I CAN'T WAIT!!! Dr. Alexander did say I may not get back on the Pickleball court anytime soon. I am just so glad that after all these years of pain, doctors' visits, X-Rays, MRIs, Steroid Shots, and Injections under Microscope, someone has finally identified the problem and it can be fixed!!
It looks like we will be staying in the Richmond/Gloucester area for another month or two! I will let you know my surgery date as soon as possible, and tell you of some of the other "exciting" events of this past summer!!
Incidentally, I cancelled my pending left shoulder replacement surgery until I can walk again without a cane! Again, I CAN'T WAIT!!!