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After being a single parent, I was finally able to start being physically active in 2012 . I started running in 2013 and went from being able to run a 1/2 mile to completing 2 marathons (it wasn't pretty, but I got the job done). Due to hip, pain had to stop running in the last year or so. I was told I have degenerative arthritis in both hips (left worse than right), bone spurs, bone cysts and labral (sp?) tear. The surgeon in Holland, Michigan said live life in pain until there is bone on bone, and then can get hip replacement-but I could never run again. Got a second opinion from surgeon from Wash. University in St. Louis. Waiting for him to review my MRI to confirm that surgery is an option-initially, they think they can help but are recommending hip replacement v. resculpting and repair tear. Question: has anyone had bone 'resculpting' versus hip replacement? I'm concerned that if I have hip replacement I won't be able to run again. I haven't been myself with not being able to run, walk, or even move (e.g. feel like I'm going to die getting dressed) and am constantly in pain. I miss running and really don't want to do other lower impact sports. However, I also want to make sure that if I have hip replacement, that I will be able to run. Looking for thoughts and recommendations of what has worked for others???
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