Recuperating my shoulder mobility in Merida
Samuel Cardozo on September 10, 2021. Visit author social media
"Hi, my name is Karen M. (rotator cuff repair in Merida) and I’m from Jacksonville, FL. I’m 64 years old, but when I was younger, I was a competitive swimmer. I just loved swimming and for the most part, it was my go-to activity to relax and stay healthy. I am now a grandmother of 2 and a few months ago I started noticing a little pain in my left shoulder every time I picked and dropped my grandchildren. At first, I didn't think anything of it, thinking that it was just normal old age aches, but then the pain started to get worse and I noticed that humid weather affected my shoulder even more."
"So, I decided to visit my orthopedic surgeon in Jacksonville. He did a series of tests and determined that I needed a rotator cuff repair; apparently, it was an injury from my swimming days. He told me that I could take some painkillers to help me control the pain or to get surgery. The cost for surgery was very expensive for me, and at my age I didn't wanted to go into debt or take out a mortgage on my condo, in fact, I didn't even know if I could get one; so, I decided to start with the medication to get the pain under control. After a few weeks, I noticed that the pain was gone, but I also felt very tired and had very little energy, so I went back to the doctor to see if he could change my medication to something that would make me less foggy. He did and it worked for a few days, but the pain came back slightly. Not as bad as before, but every time I would put down the groceries or try to pick up my grandson, the pain was there."
Searching for affordable options
"Being a person that all my life has had a healthy lifestyle with good habits, I knew that this just wasn't going to work, so immediately I decided to check the internet to see if I could find some affordable health care options to treat my issue. In my search I came across the Medical Tourism Mexico website and without wasting time, looking at their information and seeing the affordable prices offered by their specialists, I selected the doctor that was most convenient for me and scheduled a virtual consultation."
"In the consultation, the orthopedic surgeon in Merida asked me for X-rays, and access to my medical records. After I gave the requested information to the specialist, he examined them promptly and gave me his expert opinion, telling me that the surgery could be done by arthroscopy with less scarring and a faster recovery time, and finally he emailed me the quote for the procedure."
Flying to Merida for surgery
"After seeing the estimate, and verifying that I was able to cover the surgery, I booked a flight and hotel accommodation in Merida and headed there. When I arrived, I was blown away by how beautiful the city was, I couldn’t believe that it was Mexico, I just loved it. I got to the orthopedic surgeon’s office and I must say, that the hospital where he had his practice looked very nice and modern, plus the people and staff were very friendly. Going to see the doctor, he did an overall check-up and scheduled me for the next day."
"I did the payment with credit card, and the process was very easy. The next day, the doctor did the procedure, and it was done in like 1 hour 30 minutes. After that, I stayed in the hospital for a few hours until the doctor came and told me all was great and that I just needed to rest my shoulder and not move it. He scheduled me for a follow-up consultation a week later, so I ended up staying 7 days more in Merida. I took the time to walk around, have some amazing food and going sightseeing. It really is a very beautiful city, truly recommend the location.
After my follow-up 7 days after the procedure, the doctor did a check-up and everything came out perfect. He told me that I was ready to go back home but that I still had 2 or 3 more weeks of not moving my shoulder. I stayed in contact with the doctor by email until all was fine and now I have no more pain, my shoulder mobility came back and I don’t have to take painkillers anymore. The best part of all this is that I didn’t have to get into a big debt for my surgery. Thanks to Medical Tourism for taking the time to find great medical options for international patients."
Key words: medical tourism, Mexico, health, travel, orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgeon, rotator cuff repair, surgery, Merida
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