Hip surgery can't come quick enough
Hi there, I am enjoying reading people's hip replacement journeys on here. Just wish I was writing my own soon.
I have had Osteoarthritis in my back and hips since 2019. I managed ok at first but gradually went down hill, feet and ankles started swelling soon after.
Went back to Rheumatology on March 2023 as the pain got too much. Sent for physio and xray in July which showed right hip was bone on bone.
Rheumatology then diagnosed Psoriatic Arthritis in November and reckons thats maybe why everything has deteriorated so quick. To start Methotrexate. I've read this can take up to 12 weeks to start working.
Orthopaedic appointment on December 4th who agrees hip replacement is the way forward. I am on the priority list and looking at around June this year, here's hoping I get a cancellation as my hip and limp is getting worse.
Trying hard to stay in work but the heavy lifting in a meat factory isn't helping. Have asked my manager if I could be moved to lighter duties until my hip is fixed 🙏 hoping to get an answer soon.
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