- CASE FILE
After my husband's hip replacement surgery, he developed treatment resistant Major Depressive Disorder & Anxiety.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Approximately 3.5 years ago my husband had to have hip replacement surgery. Afterward he developed Major Depression Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, and Tinnitus, plus. The hip healed fine. However, he has not been able to recover from the mental disorders. Modern medicine has not been able to cure him, or even allow him to live a normal life.
He sees a therapist and a psychiatrist regularly. He has been inpatient 2x's with no success. He has had 21 Electroconvulsive therapy sessions (ECT), both types. He has been on several medicines such as Klonipin, Xanax, Remeron, Prozac, Pristiq, and many more. He has been evaluated at the University of PA. His psychiatrist at this point recommends trying medical marijuana, and his therapist thinks that at this point it can't hurt. My husband pretty much stays in bed most of the day, when he is up he worries about everything, is afraid to go out in public, and has no appetite. He has lost a lot of weight, however it has normalized as he drinks weight gainer shakes along with some regular food. From the research I have done, I think it has to do with the anesthesia. He was over 60, and was a smoker at the time. I have been with my spouse for over 30 yrs and nothing has been the same since the surgery. He has gone through hard times and never ever had this type of response. As of today I have not been able to find anyone who will even consider the roll that the anesthesia may have played in his condition. He needs help so he can live out the rest of his life happy and healthy.