Home at last..

Hi everyone! Had my THR on Friday, I actually did it..my surgeon called to let me know that i had worn out all cartilage and
actually was bone on bone
flattening the ball completely, which was definitely some
validation for my decision to do this at 34 yrs old…was feeling okay until the pain meds made me dizzy and neasous every time I would get up..needless to say I was not taking very many steps and vomiting as well…this was my one and only setback..had them take me off the pain meds since I have NO PAIN, and am super proud to
announce that I am only on extra strength Tylenol! 🙂 although I was going to be released Sunday, I needed to stay until Tuesday.. I am happy there is no pain, just getting a little frustrated with the loss of independence and a little stressed about what not to do with my operative leg..being cautious, so much that I may be losing a little sleep over it to be honest..realizing now that the hardest part is not actually going through with the surgery, but more the recovery..you only get out what you put in..I want to thank you all for sharing your
experiences and I hope you are all well! 🙂 Bernadette … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

THR is tomorrow..

made my “tentative” surgery date, which is tomorrow, back in November at HSS…time flies! I am super nervous and want to run away from this, but can’t walk or run at this point! I know this is my only option to a better life and to the me I want to be again…Just wanted to thank you all for sharing your stories and commenting on my last post and giving me optimism and strength..Here goes..
Bernadette … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Counting down the days..

Hi all. I have been following this site for quite some time. I am a 34 year old mother of 5 year old twins and was born with hip dysplasia. I have advanced
osteoarthritis & no more cartilage left in my left hip..I developed a love for running around 30 and miss it so much! I’ve always had pain and knew i was pushing when i would run, but the rush of feeling so alive is what kept me at it. My THR surgery is scheduled for April 3rd at HSS..I’m pretty nervous & hope this is not something i say “what did I get myself into?”, but desperatley want to be someone who says “why did i wait so long?!”…I need to get out of this rut that’s not quite living to me. The pain and inability to do pretty much everything has made me someone I don’t even like. I am trying to get myself into the right mind set for the road ahead and have my THR Tough shirt already!;) Any words of advice? … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)