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Rosalind Thompson

Rosalind Thompson was in constant pain and struggling to lead a normal life when she first came to Benenden Hospital seeking help regarding her hip.

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  • She couldn't sit comfortably, she couldn't lay down on one particular side, she would struggle to get out of a chair and felt she was always dragging her right leg along behind her.
    Her quality of life was suffering and she herself says that "life was miserable".

    Rosalind's hip was in a very poor state of deterioration, due to wear and tear, doing heavy work over many years and osteoporosis and a hip replacement was recommended. She had the operation in January 2013 with Benenden Hospital's consultant orthopaedic surgeon Matthew Oliver.

    The staff at Benenden Hospital were very caring and made me feel special, at a time when I needed a bit of TLC.

    Rosalind Thompson

    Rosalind, aged 74, from Kent, said: "I desperately needed to do something - and I haven't looked back since. "I feel like I have my life back. One of the main things for me is that I can dance again. There is always a family function and I love to get up and dance.

    "Now I can walk places too, when before I was having difficulty even getting in and out of the car. I can do things that I used to do many years ago - and since the operation I've never looked back. I am also more able to enjoy time with my family - my four children, my 11 grandchildren and my six great-grandchildren, with number seven on the way!

    "The care and attention I had at Benenden Hospital was lovely. Mr Oliver treated me as an individual and took the time to listen to my worries and concerns. The staff at Benenden Hospital were very caring and made me feel special, at a time when I needed a bit of TLC."

    Published 27 August 2014

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