I am 48 years old and I live near Mildenhall, Suffolk in the UK. Around 5 years ago after a surgeon conducted a lateral release on my left knee to help ‘resolve’ on-going problems I was having. As the knee grew stronger the pain migrated into my hip. Well, after 4 years of physiotherapy, pain and frustration I was referred to a different doctor who was convinced I had soft tissue damage in the hip and a cortisone injection would help reduce the pain…..wrong! After a week of agony he agreed to see me again and then send me off for an MRI.
Cutting a long story short…I was packed off to see a hip specialist who said the only solution was a THR. This was back in June, as I am an active cricket coach surgery then would have resulted in me bailing out on the players in the numerous sides I coach; therefore I made the decision to have the surgery on the 1st October a week after my final coaching commitments of the 2013 season. Well, 40 days since my surgery and I am doing better than I thought possible….walking on one crutch now – managed to walk 1 1/2 miles today and totally off all pain relief…..first time in years! Some days are better than others but the light is at the end of the tunnel. The only two things giving me grief are insomnia and a touch of the blues, but I know this will pass.
Wanna thank everybody for the positivity their posts have given me whilst lurking in the shadows while getting ready for the op but now ‘brave’ enough to write something myself.
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