Archive | September, 2014

‘Hippy Birthday’ Hip #1

18 Sep

Exactly one year ago today, I had my right hip replaced. Pre-surgery I was pretty nervous as it was by far the most major surgery I had had to date… But a year on from the new body part taking up residence in me? I couldn’t be happier I went ahead with it!

In the past year, I have not only had my left hip replaced too, but been on many walks, been able to sit cross-legged for the first time in my life, been pain free on many many days, been on holiday and not needed to take my crutches as I know I can do the walking and many more things as ‘firsts’ in my life. My surgeon says I am doing very well and is happy to see how much the surgery has improved my life and I still cannot thank him enough. Yes, I’ve had to take a year out of my life plans to get this done, but it was the best decision I could have made. Sadly, my knees are now letting me down, but this post is a positive one, so I won’t dwell on that!

These hips are by far my favourite body part of mine and the scars I was initially so down about are now nothing more than a reminder of the good changes I’ve had in life due to the surgery… So ‘hippy first birthday’ hip number one! 🙂


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