I had a one-year follow-up appointment with Heidi Bolgren, PA-C after having both of my hips replaced by Dr. Anseth. She gave me a glowing report and said come back in 10 years! A little over a year ago I couldn’t walk more than 20 steps without pain, and I needed to use a walker whenever I left the house (sometimes in the house too). I couldn’t do much of anything and constantly took Advil/Tylenol. I never slept well at night due to the pain. I waddled when I walked because my legs were uneven lengths. I turned down many social invitations because I was fairly miserable. My life was on hold.
Now I’m back to playing intense tennis twice a week, actively work in my garden digging up and replanting plants, working out a couple times of week at the gym, going on walks up to 10 miles, and standing for long periods in the kitchen. I’m doing it all without any pain and with legs that are the same length. I have no pain to keep me up at night. I can do any chore/activity around the house. And now I’M the one entertaining friends/family at my family.
Dr. Anseth gave me my life back! And not just any life, but a high-quality, super active one! I am grateful every single day for the high quality surgical procedures and overall care I received from Team Anseth. I will whole heartedly recommend his team to anyone who is needing hip or knee surgery. And I’m thankful he believed that I could handle the second surgery only three months after the first one.