Sara has had an unexpected turn in her medical and life journey since 2018. Prior to this she was a very positive happy and ambitious person who loved adventure (running races, hiking around the country, camping, skiing, biking, high intensity interval training). A version of her journey will be written below but if you desire further details you can reach out to Sara and she would be willing to connect at this time. We had a lot of difficult decision to make and countless prayers to be prayed. God is showing us that we cannot continue fighting this alone. Sara is a pro at putting on a happy face and smile but deep down she is very discouraged and needs help.
Any donations made toward our journey will be put straight to her medical debt and her potential upcoming 6th surgery. She has had 3 hospital admissions this year alone: She has had years of ER admissions, overnight hospital stays for surgery or a complication, physical therapy, athletic training, crutches, walkers, doctor visits, doctor referrals, mental health complications, mental health visits, countless X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, bone injections, pain medication management, frequent hip capsule steroid and lidocaine injections, dry needling with electric stimulation, chiropractors, etc.
When this journey (hopefully) resolves and Sara is back to being able to walk, our next journey will be doing IVF on the fertility journey which was where we had left off before these hip complications took over. We are hurting and are in need of support in whatever way you may feel moved to do. Prayer, meal, financial assistance;… we leave the door open to anyone and any ideas. The body of Christ is an incredible blessing, and we are so humbled by the many who desire to be the hands and feet of Christ for us in our season of deep hardship. We were encouraged to set this up and are so grateful for your wisdom, support, and selflessness for us.
2018- Sara was training for a marathon and her pelvis cracked. A bone tumor was found and surgically removed. Surgeon #1 gave her a blood clot post surgery. After this healed she returned to skiing. On August of 2019, she took a ski fall and tore the ligamentum terres between the hip joint and acetabulum. It was during that MRI they found moderate- severe hip dysplasia. The ligamentum teres tear could only heal if the hip dysplasia was corrected. So June of 2020 (Covid) she was referred to ”the best” surgeon in Indianapolis to do a PAO (pelvic acetabular osteotomy) surgery. Basically they break your pelvis in multiple pieces so they can reconstruct her hip back to normal. This surgeon #2 over-looked and left and extra piece of bone (on the top of her femur that should have been shaved off) while putting the bones back together. This mistake caused a complete tear of her labrum. So this surgeon referred us to his sports med surgeons. She was on a walker and doing lots of physical therapy and imaging through this time.
(Surgeon #3) did a hip scope surgery with tumor removal and labral suturing 11/2020. End result was he placed bad sutures and the all tore a month after surgery. So Sara had a revision hip surgery to double suture it back together on 06/2021. Two months later her same pain symptoms returned. We explored this once moving back to WI. The Aurora specialist here found out that this last surgery failed because she still had hip dysplasia and now because of all these surgeries osteoarthritis developed in this hip. (as a reminder, her second surgeon who did the PAO was supposed to have fixed that hip dysplasia but it was still there) so she was referred to her hip replacement surgeon at Aurora in Oconomowoc. Replacement was 09/30/2022. He successfully put in the new hip but he broke her femur during surgery. She was ordered to be on crutches for 8 weeks with no weight bearing. Since this time she has had medical complications that have kept her from lifting her leg, walking, or returning to work and living life itself. Currently our doctor is ”confident” that she needs a 6th surgery now to release pinched nerves and release tendons in her hip. Sara has so much built up scar tissue, calcifications, pinched nerves, tendinitis in 4 major areas, and pain.
Thank you for reading this far- even if not monetarily we appreciate meals, giftcards for a meal, PRAYER, or whatever other kind thought you may have on your heart. I cannot thank you enough!! So much love from The Behls❤️
Our prayers we return to God for you:
“The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift his countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26
”Come to me all who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
“If you say “The Lord is my refuge“ and you make The Most High your dwelling, no harm will come near you. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all of your ways. They will lift you up in their hands…” Psalm 91:9-11.
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Praying for you. Joel & Angela Hyde
We're all praying for you both. ❤️
Miss you guys! Get better Sara!!
Love you Sara, so sorry to hear about this. No one should have to endure a tenth of what you’ve gone through. Praying for recovery and peace.