Finally going for a hip replacement!
Ive arthritis in my right hip and have for a few years. I limp because of this and have a lot of pain.
NHS have been extremely reluctant to put me on a waiting list for a hip replacement, I’ve had scans, X-rays and a cortisone shot, which lasted about 3 weeks.
I was told on my last visit with my NHS consultant that the only thing I can have now is a hip replacement, but still I wasn’t being put on the waiting list, they wanted me to go for a CT scan!
All the while I’m struggling with walking and trying to work as a Childminder.
I literally couldn’t wait any longer and have been extremely fortunate to have a relative who has paid for me to go private.
So I’m booked in with Spire for 22nd February for my operation!
Im really nervous but I’m trying to look ahead at all the positives once I’ve had the replacement!
Any advise on a quick recovery would be much appreciated!
I have been exercising on my static bike since the beginning of January to build up my muscles around my hip, so hopefully that may help with recovery.
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