When you try to get something done, you hope that things go smoothly. Obviously, life throws curves at you all the time. I talked with two lawyers today about my hip replacement recall and what comes next. I have two appointments to meet with the lawyers and decide how to proceed. The one attorney is more experienced in these cases, but he leaves me with more questions than answers. The main problem that I have to wrap my head around is that I probably have to have another surgery – sooner rather than later.
You hear about these cases all the time – but never think you’ll be in the middle of one. I wish I could go back and stop what happened to me in May 2011 when I had the first replacement. I can’t. now I wish I could just fast forward and have this all be behind me (no pun intended). I can’t. This will be a saga that will be clouding a lot of my life in the next few years. Goodie.
This is not a great day. While I am chugging along with numerous work tasks, my mind is clouded by the message from my doctor this morning: my hip replacement will need to be replaced. Last October, I was notified that my device as they call it, was recalled. Yesterday, I received another FedEx package from the manufacturer asking me to sign a release so my medical records could be opened to them. All kinds of red flags went up. Among other experts, I phoned my wonderful family doctor of many years, Dr. David Zalut. He called me back this morning. The end result is I will be searching for an attorney – not one of those firms that advertises on TV – to figure out what’s next. Suffices to say, I am very down about the prospect of having to go through this surgery again with potentially even more complications the next time. When things like this happen I can’t help but wonder, are we never supposed to be too happy? When you get too happy, it seems as though both shoes drop at the same time. This will be one heckuva saga in my life.