I have severe bilateral hip osteoarthritis, and today I’ve learned it is time for right hip replacement. The left will follow most likely within the next two years. Steroidal injections are no longer beneficial–the pain I’m living with is fucking fantastic.
If I wait until spring, I will be 38 years old. My surgeon has informed me that lots of modern replacements are lasting as many as twenty years if treated well.
“No running and jumping,” he said.
“Listen, dude. I only run when I’m running for my life. So no sweat.”
He did not laugh. Hip replacement surgery is a big deal.