I am due to see my consultant next month to discuss having my left hip replaced due to OA. I am 47 years old and have been suffering for the last 3 years. I saw him 6 months ago and was told I'm too young to have it done, due to the new hip only last 15/20 years. But I have had to put my life on hold, i had to give up work as my job entailed me being constantly on my feet and lifting heavy bags around. I can't walk far and therefore means i can't do as much if we go away or even around the house. I don't see why i should be putting my life on hold like this. I need to work and do more.
The reason for my writing is to ask for advice, do I push to have the operation when i go next month or do I just try and get on with it for longer.
What are other peoples experiences of this and would you recommend me to have the operation done so that i can move on with my life. I know its not a total fix and i also know i will have to have my other hip done eventually but i am getting so frustrated with all the waiting around.
Thank you for letting me waffle on.