Dear Dr. Kurtz,
I want to thank you for the great job on my hip replacement. It won't be 5 weeks until Thursday, and today I was able to do 26 minutes on the elliptical machine, 20 minute on the exercise ball, and I walked a little over a mile with one of my neighbors. I never expected to be able to exercise this way again or at least not this soon. I tried last week to jog a little on the treadmill and could not, but after today I may try again later this week. I'm still a little stiff when I walk up stairs or up a steep incline but that is better everyday and often if I don't think about what I am doing I'll walk up a few steps without a problem.
Wherever I go, anyone who knows I had my hip replaced is amazed at how much I can do and how fast I recovered. The physical therapist that came to the house asked for your name and number because they wanted to refer people to you. I was the first patient they had seen with minimal incision hip replacement.
I am looking forward to seeing you on August 3rd, and thanks again.
Good morning Dr. Kurtz,
Unbelievable, that's all I have to say. You replaced my hip a little over 2 weeks ago and I feel great. I'm up walking over 3 blocks a day and doing resistance workouts. Whatever therapy throws at me, I have no problem accomplishing. My leg feels stronger than ever. No more sharp groin pains or snapping and popping with feelings of instability.
You got me off the couch and back in action. I'm so excited to be able to go play basketball with my son and not have to stop due to pain or being afraid of overdoing it.
Not just the hip pain has been taken care of with this surgery, in the past three years of dealing with this disease I have had tremendous weight gain, high blood pressure and depression all of which I feel like I have a better grip in handling these problems now adding years to my life and bettering the quality. I know my family appreciates this even my dog who I'm about to take for a walk.
You are truly a gifted surgeon and I am thanking God that I was referred to you. I work Quality Improvement for one of the largest medical supply companies in the country. I'm directing anybody with joint problems to you. See you this afternoon.