About Me: more adventures in adulting

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.

 

 

 

12 Comments

  1. I’ve known a number of people who’ve had this op. It’s never been unsuccessful. I hope that when I do make it over the pond to you, we can run and jump a little, just for shits and giggles (as I’m not really a serious runner or jumper). I think that this is a positive thing for you! x

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  2. Damn honey!! what the crap? A close friend of mine had to have his replaced at 37 years old and he was back to his old self in no time really your body is strong and you will heal fast. Im excited for you to be taking care of business and you will have your swag back soon enough I just know it!! XO!

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