THIS IS MY PERSONAL JOURNEY THROUGH HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY AND RECOVERY FROM THE ONSET TO THE RESULTS.
THIS BLOG HAS ALSO BEEN CONTINUED THROUGHOUT MY PROBLEMS AFTER HIP REPLACEMENT RECOVERY INCLUDING BACK ISSUES AND KIDNEY ISSUES AS IT SEEMED INCORRECT TO STOP WRITING UNTIL I FELT MY PAIN JOURNEY WAS OVER.
MY PAIN JOURNEY HAS BEEN FROM 2018 THROUGH TO 2022. IT HAS BEEN A LONG 4 YEARS.
IT HAS CULMINATED IN KIDNEY STONES AND KIDNEY STONE SURGERY, SO FEEL FREE TO SKIP TO THE END IF YOU WANT TO READ A JOURNEY ABOUT KIDNEY STONES AND SURGERY.
I HOPE BY WRITING THIS THAT IT HELPS SOMEONE THROUGH A SIMILAR JOURNEY AND ALSO ANY COMMENTS ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.
While I make every effort to write correct information, I am still learning this subject. One doctor may have a different way of doing things from another. I am simply presenting my personal experience of going through a total hip replacement. I welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors. I take no money from drug or device companies. By reading this blog, you agree not to use this blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others, including but not limited to patients that you are treating. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the blog. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on this blog.
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*** APRIL 2021 UPDATE***
THANK YOU TO ALL READERS – THIS BLOG IS NOW AT #6 (UP FROM #10 LAST YEAR) ON THE BEST HIP REPLACEMENT BLOGS OF 2021
***FEBRUARY 2022 UPDATE***
THANK YOU AGAIN WE ARE STILL AT #6 DESPITE FLUCTUATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
A little about me!
At the time of writing, I’m 61 (born 1957) , female and grew up in Blackpool, England. I came to Canada in 2000. I am an active person and have always enjoyed various sports and activities throughout my life. This blog is my personal journey of a hip replacement.
As a child I was made to do ballet in order to strengthen my legs due to having been born severely knock kneed. I had to undergo physio for many months at around the age of 3 years old. My parents were advised to get me swimming and it took 3 years for my name to come to the top of the list to have private swimming lessons which was the only way to learn back then. Thankfully I was allowed to stop the ballet, much to my relief, and I really enjoyed swimming and still do. I gained bronze, silver and gold awards for personal survival at a young age. I also gained certificates for the Amateur Swimming Association awards. The only thing stopping me certifying in lifesaving was my age. I was too young by 4 years.
My real main sport was that of judo. In January 1966 I began judo at the age of 8 1/2 and always wanted to earn that coveted black belt which I did at the age of 19 in 1976. I spent most of my time training for that black belt. I also helped teach the children’s classes and some of the adult classes .Being female, I was something of a rarity back then because it was very much a man’s world and many of the peers I trained with were, in fact, male. My mother was concerned that my hips may suffer damage, despite being taught how to fall properly. Now I think back and wonder myself if that had anything to do with needing a new hip all these years later.