I had a severe ankle fracture 2 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia. The surgery was successful, however, 24 hours later I was in respiratory failure, then kidney failure, and nearly death for the next 12 days with septic shock (source of infection unknown but most likely from the operating room). While I did not know at the time what was happening to me, I was very close to death. I did survive but was hospitalized for over 40 days. Subsequently, my hip on the same leg as the ankle fracture started hurting over the past year. I was referred to Dr. Eagan for an evaluation. He stated arthritis had set in probably from the ankle fracture, and ultimately I would need replacement surgery. I was not ready for such a procedure due to my previous experience and opted to try cortizone injections which would give me some relief, and hopefully time to get over my fears. I was quite frankly scared going into the operating room just to be put to sleep for even five minutes. My experience at Sartori Memorial Hospital and Dr. Egan’s staff, was absolutely fabulous. This all started with a very caring nursing staff – Carla, Ann and Nancy. They all truly cared about me and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Eagan did the procedure, spoke to my father afterwards, and I was on my way home in less than an hour. I am truly grateful for this experience, and when the time is right, I will not have the fears of returning to an operating room!
I am ever so thankful to all at Sartori Memorial Hospital, even for a small procedure of a hip injection. Thank you!