Patient Review - 1374698322

"Hello, I am a 49-year-old female.  I was born with congenital hip dysplasia and have had problems and pain with my left hip my entire life.  For many years I had been trying to find a doctor who would give me a hip replacement but they all turned me down because of my age.  Finally I was referred by a good friend to Dr. Gill and he agreed to do my total hip replacement.  At the time of my first meeting with him he was friendly and quite knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable with him and his entire staff.  My issues went a little deeper because 14 years prior to my replacement, I was diagnosed with Liposarcoma cancer of the left posterior thigh and had to have my entire hamstring muscle compartment removed so I had a double whammy of pain issues with the left hip and leg.  At the time of my replacement, I was unable to do most of anything and it was affecting my life in so many ways.  I was unable to put my own socks and shoes on, get dressed, walk without assistance of the cane, etc.  My life seemed to be that of a 90-year-old woman instead of a 49 year old.  I had my replacement on June 12th, 2013 at St. Agnes Hospital.  Due to having two stents put into my heart just six months prior, my cardiologist agreed that I could have the hip replacement surgery but only if it was in a hospital setting in case of emergency.  I am six weeks post op today and feeling great.  I am getting around fine and doing physical therapy two times a week.  The pain that I used to feel in that hip is completely gone.  Yes, I am still very sore from the surgery itself but at least I know that eventually that will heal so there is light at the end of the tunnel finally.  I want to say "THANK YOU" to Dr. Gill for giving me my quality of life back!  It truly means the world to me.  So, I am getting better day by day and will continue to look forward to a brighter future with much less pain.  Dr Gill did mention that I will eventually need another hip replacement on my right hip at some point but I will cross that bridge when the pain is too much to handle.  Thanks again Dr. Gill for putting some "life" back into my life!" -- Destrie R.

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