Jon's Final Hip Surgery Back to Normal Life

Well I didn't want to come to this but times are hard for all of us and this is impacting my day to day life more and more. 

I grew up playing sports and loving sports and I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to play baseball at the college level and get an education. While playing in college I experienced an injury, groin pull was what it was diagnosed as from my schools "doctor" as.  Gave it the proper rest and care to be able to return to playing, but over time I started experiencing more pain in my groin and my back. So I had it checked out by a family doctor and they deemed it a sciatica nerve problem as the pain was not only now in my groin but in my lower back and front groin area. So after a year of going to pain management and going through the injections and band aid fixes I felt more was wrong and needed to be looked at further and asked for a second opinion. I went to see a specialist and the first words out of his mouth was, "lets get a MRI of your hip. You seem to be a little off."

These results showed I had a bone spur and a torn labrum in the hip at the two o'clock position. I had so much relief and excitement that the end was near, but little did I know this was just the beginning of another surgery and much more pain and struggles. I had the surgery and all was going great until two months after my surgery I was in a car wreck and I was hit on the driver side to which caused my anchors from my first surgery to come out and my labrum to be torn in half.  Now I found myself returning to the doctor who did my  first surgery to have him check me out and inform me I would need another surgery, but the labrum being torn in half might not heal properly, but he could add more anchors in hopes to repair it for the time being but knowing in the future I would need a joint replacement or hip replacement surgery.  So knowing the risk and rewards of this we decided to proceed with the second surgery. 

After the second surgery it has never felt better only has gotten worse, I went through all the proper rehab and instructions to only have the second surgery fail and now to be limping and struggling day to day with hip pain and not being able to be 100 percent weight bearing. I was then referred to a local hip specialist here in town who can do the joint replacement surgery I need but we found out that  its a newer surgery that is not fully covered by insurance. After hours of time on the phone with insurance companies and traveling all over to different doctors to try and find a more economical solution or someone who can do the surgery and have it covered by insurance, just to be told they can't do anything. I need to see a specialist and almost all leading me back to the hip specialist I have already seen and that the biggest portion of the surgery will not to be covered by insurance. With this surgery the donor tendon would be placed as my labrum in the hip joint and that would go in and act as my labrum and this part of the procedure is not covered by insurance. With how times are right now funds are even tighter so I have turned to asking for some help from whoever is reading this. 

I am a husband and father of two toddlers who is just wanting to get my life back and be pain free. I want to be able to bend over and pick up my daughter without my hip locking, I want to be able to be who my kids deserve and need. So if you are reading this and can help I would be very grateful and thankful for the help and support. It would mean so much to me and my family to be able to get this surgery done and be on the road to recovery. Thank you for taking the time to read my little story and thank you for any donations! I hope to one day be able to come on this site and pay it forward to someone like me. 

Thank you again, 

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