October 2007 Progress Report
Well now October is beginning and college is going really good, I got an activity day in November where I go 2 this cabin crew day centre and get fully qualified as a cabin crew member !! by the way am doing travel & Tourism. I am now on 1 crutch I can walk kinda without my crutches but my confidence is 80% there. I really cant wait till I let go and get my confidence fully back, Also I am looking forward to this winter. I hope it snows so I can go out and be a teenager and have fun with my friends. I also have sent threw some pictures which you can see they are a bit squeamish but worth looking at. My physio thinks I should be off my crutches in 2weeks time, as soon as I get off them I will make a video and send it threw, its going 2 be an amazing experience being able to walk. Also I made a video a while back with my story of hip surgery !! check it out and if you have youtube comment it please this is the url … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyl23OAGXWU , also I wanted to let all of you know if you have any questions just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org, I shall be writing back when I get walking !!
I am A 17Year old Teenager who had surgery done from Mr. McMinn on 16thMay , As most of you now know I did go in for a BHR or the BMHR but I was really unfortunate and ended up having the Birmingham Total Hip Replacement. You might not of heard about that so I’ll explain …
They basically as you know took the hip of because it was so soft. Mr. McMinn took a video of my hip where he literally could put his finger threw my hip. Anyways the hip replacement they gave me was same as a resurfacing they gave me the same cup and the same head. So I got a large head THR and I am happy now with the work Mr. McMinn did for me, BUT a little accident happened during the surgery and my stem just above the knee got a hairline crack. So basically the bone moved out its place but the hip stayed as put …
So I was taken back into surgery under 24 hours after my original surgery and had 2 plates and 8 screws put in my leg as well as the new hip. That’s a lot of metal work for a young teenager isn’t it? My 2nd operation lasted 6 hours excluding the waking up time and my 1st operation lasted 2hours in total including waking up !!
So I went threw quite an ordeal , For those people out their that want their hip operation done in the best possible outcome go to Mr. McMinn you will not find a better surgeon without a doubt he knows his thing 4 sure … That’s if you can afford it mind you !! The staff were ace as well, Couldn’t get any better.
Well that’s my story and now here I am 6weeks post op. I still cant put weight on my operated leg due to how soft my bones are but my physio thinks I am very capable of doing so. I am going to ring Mr. McMinn’s team and ask them due to Mr. McMinn being on holiday until August and I am due to see him 7th August which is a long way away also I want to enjoy my Summer !! The only thing which is bringing me down is that I still cant bend my knee which is a real shame !! But am working on it .. another 20 degrees and my knee will be as good as new. My Hip is first class no problem since I had it done , I cant even tell I had anything done 2 it am Pain FREE from my hip.
So That Was My Story Of My Surgery I Have Now Been On Crutches For 4 Months Full Weight Bearing 2 Months And I Can’t Seem to Let Go Of My Hideous crutches. I am wondering if any1 could help me please give me some advice on which is the easiest way of letting go off them hideous things. I wouldn’t be asking if I wasn’t at college because I am doing travel and tourism and most of my activities will be based in an airport I need to let go off them before November , So if any1 has any amazing ideas on how to let go off them please email me or write back. I would appreciate all the replies I get as I am determined to get off them.