Patient Profile

Ardell

Profession: Retired
Hobbies: Reading
Doctor: Dr. Reza Firoozabadi

Briefly describe your symptoms and the medical condition that brought you to see the doctor.

I am a male, 86 years old, very active and with a big yard that I love to care for. We have an RV and we play golf and have lots of fun vacations. On July 24th I fell from a small ladder in my garage and fractured my pelvis and hip socket. Twelve days in Harborview and 9 hour surgery and 1 month in rehab and now I am doing well. It was a long road, but with the care of my wife and family I am now mobile and walking without a cane or walker and with very little pain.
My Dr. Firoozabodi preformed a wonderful surgery that gave me back my life.
We are very grateful for the talent and compassion of our Dr.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

Compassion, understanding and information. It was very clear what was going to happen and what the outcome would be

What can you do now that you could not do before surgery? Have you been able to return to your hobbies or sports at the same level as pre-injury or at an even higher level?

I do most everything I did before the accident. I am very thankful.

What advice would you like to share with a patient with a condition such as yours who is considering surgery?

Do it!!!!!! The care I received at Harborview Trauma Center was wonderful with caring nurses and staff. Everything very clean and the food was pretty good.

Please share any additional comments!

We are so pleased that I can walk and take care of my self and do most anything I want. Everyone calls me the wonder man as I made a complete recovery. Again thanks for Dr. Firoozabodi and his team.