FINALLY GP REFERS ME FOR HIP OP HOORAY! :-)
After new X-rays my GP surgery agrees my OA is officially severe and is referring me to hip clinic for right hip replacement. Hopefully expected long wait will be lessened by Versus Arthritis helping to push the Department of Health funding boost.
It all started with a torn labrum in my right hip whilst pushing a double pushchair in 2004! Mobility now reducing noticeably and hip often locks into position when I try to get up from a chair, off toilet or out of bed - takes me a few seconds to straighten. Have moderate OA in my left hip too. I can't walk our dog as far as I could 2 months ago without it leading to pain and later difficulties sleeping. I try not to take Paracetamol every night so it still provides pain relief, and take a Cod Liver Oil & Glucosamine capsule daily. I have been fully vegetarian since Sept 2020. I'm single divorcee with 1 daughter aged 22. I am quite worried about my future with mobility issues. Live in a house on a hill, and luckily I work part-time from home due to pandemic at the moment.
Is anyone else in a similar situation?!
Best wishes, Alison