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Recovery from Broken Leg - AGAIN!

Updated on April 29, 2015

Living the Dog's Life, Chapter II

January 2014 I suffered a severe broken leg, repaired surgically by hammering a gamma nail into the femur which was in 3 pieces, and into my hip socket.

After more than a year of crabbing around sideways, right leg nearly 2 inches shorter than it had been, massively crippled, I sought an opinion from the orthopedic surgeon in Vero who'd replaced my left knee in 2010.

And thank goodness I did! Three weeks ago, Dr. Omar Hussamy performed hip replacement, removed gamma nail and other screw and implant, inserted a new implant in the femur, had to saw off another inch of the top which was so badly damaged by the incompetent nursing assistants at Lawnwood Hospital in Fort Pierce where I'd been taken with the original leg break, and tells me I should be off the cane and walker in a couple of months.

It may take longer than that. I don't care. I'm just so relieved that I can once again walk with a straight back, the right leg is nearly the same length as the left, and most of all, the constant pain and agony I suffered from the gamma nail hitting on the hip socket is gone. I have hope of walking almost normally again, and perhaps even line dancing once more.

Meanwhile: it's back to the original plan: Living the Dog's Life: Eat, Sleep, Poop.


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      Gerry Walker 2 years ago from Treasure Coast, Florida

      Thanks, wish I'd been able to ask for this doctor when I entered the hospital but unfortunately I was "out of it" to the point that I didn't know which end was up. He only works in the next county so if I'd had a patient advocate to go to bat for me, might have been transferred and eliminated a year of misery but didn't know that at the time.

      Still working hard to recover and will continue to do so as long as it takes!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      So glad to hear that you are properly on the mend. It's a shame that you had to go through this, but it sure reminds us all to always seek a second opinion.