"Second new hip = new lease of life"
About: Borders General Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics (Ward 9) Borders General Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics (Ward 9) TD6 9BS
Posted by Ettrick Lad (as ),
Following a very successful left hip replacement in October 2012, I had a right hip replaced in August 2013. Both operations were faultless and the whole procedure was first class and quite fast (home after 2 nights in hospital).
All of the staff, from Mr Tiemessen and his team, through pre-op and post-op, to the nursing staff on Ward 9, the cheery cleaners and wonderful caterers get 10 out of 10 from me. You could not have paid for better service.
As a bonus, now that my hip geometry is "squared-off" so to speak, my arthritic right knee (which was a very painful worry and in line for an op) is virtually pain free, and my back pain has diminished to a manageable regime of no heavy lifts, and is not a real problem any more at the moment. I sleep like a baby again.
So I am now looking forward to a long and happy, and pain free, retirement. Thank you all very much.