From Pain to Painless

From Pain to Painless

by Pete Smith

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From Pain to Painless by Pete Smith

Patients facing hip replacement surgery get ready answers about what to expect in the ebook, “From Pain to Painless,” by Pete Smith.

Written in a conversational, informative and empathetic style, this ebook is Smith’s personal diary of his experience with hip replacement surgery. Smith speaks to the patient’s fears and walks the reader through the entire process; he avoids the surgical details over which the patient has no control.

As a proactive patient, he offers over 30 Tips on improving a patient’s hospital stay and easing their recovery. Smith posted 11 Patient Expectations in his hospital room. He credits his communicating these written expectations to the hospital staff for significantly improving this hospital stay compared to his first hip surgery six years earlier.

Smith begins:
“Eight weeks ago I had my left hip replaced. Today I was released by my orthopedic surgeon and told to come back in a year. I am walking, driving, and the pre-surgery pain is gone…With the idea that knowledge is power, if this diary helps to alleviate your fears and helps you through the healing process, then I have met my objective.”

The diary closes with:
“I know there are a lot of people walking around with hip pain that can be relieved through surgery. Do it! You will hate the first week, dislike weeks two and three, but, your only question after about eight weeks will be, ‘Why didn’t I do this sooner?’”

Smith describes the patient’s journey from pre-hospital preparation through the inpatient stay to recovery at home. He shares these experiences.
* His pre-surgery recommendations
* What hurts and what doesn’t
* What happens during your hospital stay
* The physical therapy process: hospital, home and out-patient
* Dealing with all the doctors, nurses, aides, therapists and staff
* His list of Patient Expectations

Designed for anyone considering hip replacement surgery, this 12,000 - word ebook enables the reader to face the experience with greater confidence and peace of mind. Smith’s surgeon wrote the Forward and is recommending this book to his patients. Much of the information is also pertinent for patients facing knee replacement or any surgical hospital stay.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012767851
Publisher: eBooksTalkToMe
Publication date: 07/18/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Pete Smith is a management consultant specializing in business succession: buying, selling, family gifting, appraisals, divorce, partnership transactions, etc. He lives in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Pete has had both hips replaced.

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