April 27, 2016
So happy with having had this done. Like most, scared beforehand. But what a year. I am so happy, I’m loving it, and could shed a tear of joy.
I’m rowing as much as I want, running a bit now too, fit, well, oh and golfing as much as I want too. And walking the dog every day. As well as career and family of course. Where previously the day after golf I was sore and it limited me, no more. So running around playing with the kids … no problem whatsoever.
I am still aware it isn’t my normal hip, but it is brilliant. It has restored me to life. I think the bit of running I’m doing though is telling me: take it easy for sake of your left hip and your two knees!
Best wishes to all. And for those who are considering it, as virtually all others will attest: talk to the surgeon, you have nothing special to fear. Time will be right when you decide: pretty unpleasant pain and life limiting, especially if it upsets your sleep, as mine did, but now doesn’t!
Thanks to all the long termers, the pathfinders, and Pat for the site. Your input, support and stories were crucial in my decision, and my present happiness. Thank you.