Just a few days now until my hip replacement
I joined a few months ago and have been reading and trying to understand what will be ahead for me and I thank you all for your helpful posts. I feel I know much more now, and am hoping I can pay back a little too.
It's now around four years since I first went to physio to sort out what I thought was a running injury. I'd always been active and walked a lot, averaging 12-13,000 steps a day and running had been fairly new. Since then I've seen a chiropractor, my GP, and been referred to the Escape Pain course but nothing has really worked and the pain and lack of mobility became much worse. I was told a total hip replacement was the only option, so was put on the list and now I've just over a week to go.
I must admit I feel as though I've aged 20 years over the last two or three, hobbling around with a stick and can only manage the priorities. I try to exercise properly but have realised any amount of walking only makes the pain and immobility worse. Exercises have been difficult, enough is good, to slightly overdo it isn't. But finding the right balance is hard. I do realise many have it all much worse though so am grateful. Although I know it is major surgery but is common and usually successful, I suppose it is normal to worry.
Thank you for all the useful information you have all shared, I really appreciate it all.
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