"Revision hip operation."
About: Lister Hospital Lister Hospital Stevenage SG1 4AB
I had a revision hip operation after three cancellations, in August. The surgery was great but the aftercare awful. I am 80 years old living on my own and I was sent home at 5.30pm and just dropped off to fend for myself. I could not put my foot down for 8 weeks and had to phone the next day to hire a wheelchair. I had somecare for 5 days then it stopped and I have been relying on friends to get food in for me. I thought there would be better care but nobody seemed to be bothered to help me. I am through the worst now and have managed to get private care for light cleaning and shopping. I do feel there should be more help after the operation for older people.