one hip bone on bone, other on the blink. can't get op
My left hip is beyond bone on bone. Wear has reached the nerves. First xray 2019, first saw consultant 12 months later in 2020, only realised later that he was looking at the old xray of 12 months old.
Saw another consultant a few months later in 2021. New xray etc. Hip replacement scheduled for 2021 but cancelled a couple of times one reason was that i hadn't had a follow up heart scan. I think the initial heart scan was done 2018 or 2019. Had various heart scans with everything seeming good.
But after finally getting into the op theatre in late 2022 it was called off quite quickly as heart showed signs of stress. Various heart scans later I have a couple of heart issues, but the cardio says they should be able to do the hip replacement. The anaesthetist says he doesn't recommend it and gives dire warnings of possible outcomes. The surgeon doesn't want to do it at all.
The heart consultant had a further echocardiogram done, and said he won't do anything until the heart blockages get worse. He has scheduled another echocardiogram for late 2023.
My other hip has now developed OA. Walking is slow and difficult with a rollator. There is no question of me swimming or riding a bike. My daughter comes to hoover, change sheets, some cleaning, sort a bowl for my feet to soak as i can't reach them, and other things. It's difficult for me to get in and out of cars and some I can't get in at all. I can't do any gardening. I am housebound.
How much worse can the arthritis get? The left leg is already about two inches shorter than the other. Where does it progress to after reaching the nerves?
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