I was sorry to read of Mrs Helen Corcoran’s experience whilst undergoing a hip operation at Grantham Hospital.
I am also sorry for the alarm it must be causing to anyone waiting for a hip operation themselves. My own experience is quite different.
I have just undergone a second hip operation at Grantham and have nothing but praise for the skill of the surgical staff and the nursing care I received afterwards. My operation, under spinal anaesthetic, took place six weeks ago exactly. I was up on my feet the same day and home two and a half days later. My hip was naturally tender and uncomfortable post op, but there was no pain.
I am now walking without sticks several times a day (it is necessary to exercise frequently) and have no trouble with the stairs. I do, however, have to be careful not to twist the hip. I shall see the surgeon next week to be ‘signed off’ and expect to be driving immediately. In fact, I feel pretty good for 76.
Once again - thanks Grantham Hospital!