Patient Profile

Akeirah

Profession: Student
Hobbies: Movies, Reading, Video Games, Walking
Doctor: Dr Verma

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

In December 2016 I had the most idiotic fall attempting to bring two family size pizzas to meet my family at my mother's home for our annual "Friday Night family night"(approx. 10 min away by walking). My daughter, who was 13 at the time, accompanied me to pick up our pizza order before going over. On the way there I was fine, but on the way to my mom's....clumsy me! (@ 36 at the time) couldn't see through the extra large boxes, tripped on uneven concrete and fell face first on the ground. The kid says I bounced. During the process of falling I cut both my knees and both forearms and palms and my daughter, whom I love greatly, cracked up laughing asking me "how did I bounce without a trampoline?" Anyway, people in their cars slowed down to gawk because of the way I fell, I guess. Since I was so embarrassed, I told her to "hush up and help me up" and then I limped to my mothers home. The next morning I was in a lot of pain so we stayed at my mom,s and I was told to go to the emergency room but...I was so embarrassed. I couldn't go until after a week of excruciating pain.

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

With Dr Verma I felt a sense of relief like...Finally I'll be out of pain. Dr Verma is very honest and very nice. He presented himself as very professional and charming.

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 can walk without excruciating pain in my left leg and low back and I can sleep.

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

For anyone with severe low back pain, go to see Dr Verma or any other UW surgeon. They are the best.

Please share any additional comments!

I'm very happy with my service.