Blog & News

Welcome to the Blog and News page.  Here you will find news articles from the 'hip' world, a blog of diaries from surgeries and recoveries  and also a collection of light-hearted stories from a 'day in the life' of living with Hip Dysplasia . You can pick the category from the blog dropdown menu below.

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10 January

Day 39

A very bad day, pain wise, today.  But not my hip… just the muscles and my legs. Restless leg Syndrome is the worst!! Himself rightly pointed out.. “..could it be that you’re forgetting to take your magnesium?”.  He was right. I couldn’t remember the last time I had taken one, it must have been days.

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Categories : Right Hip Replacement Diary
Posted by Xandra Lee
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09 January

Day 38

Firstly, apologies for the moan! I’m getting very impatient.  I have to remind myself of my progress, because I have days like today where I feel like I’ve made no progress in weeks! Sounds ridiculous, yes. But it’s part of the recovery… low days. I am quickly approaching the 6 week mark – the BEGINNING

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08 January

Day 37

A nice trip out to the flicks tonight, to continue my ‘Rocky’ teachings… we watched Creed (Himself has had me watching all 6 of the Rocky films…. It was all part of his distraction techniques I think! I have to say, not thinking they would be my cup-of-tea, I have really enjoyed every ‘round’ 😀

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07 January

Day 36

So today I had PLANS! ACTUAL PLANS! Written in my diary and everything… like a normal person 😉 Those plans consisted of a leg-wax (…doesn’t sound like fun plans? No, you’re right… but goddamn, you should see my legs now… they’re starting to stick together like natural Velcro! I also can’t keep asking Himself to

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06 January

Day 35

No matter what walk of life someone is from, life is a learning curve, from a tiny baby through to older years.  When you think about what learning is, you think of learning from a parent, caregiver, a teacher or lecturer, an employer or a friend is in a ‘safe’ environment, where you study or are shown what to do.  However if someone is thrust into

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05 January

Day 34

I STOOD ONE LEGGED THROUGH MY OPERATED LEG!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even believe that I did it. I wasn’t even sure that I could. When I’ve been sitting for a long time, I get up and have to gradually put the weight into my operated leg, or it just gives way, not in a painful way,

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04 January

Day 33

So… it wasn’t a fluke, I can put my slipper on my foot on the operated leg, by kicking the lower half of my leg, backwards! Not only that, this morning in bed I turned again to lie on my side with a pillow between my legs… and stayed for a good 5 minutes comfortably (then after

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03 January

Day 32

One month!!! Exactly 🙂 It has been one month since I was given my first new hip 🙂 I cannot tell you where the time has gone, which I suppose is a good thing. I woke earlier (than the recent norm…) today, by 9am I was itching to get out of bed. I didn’t know if I would successfully

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02 January

Day 31

Feeling a bit more with it today, a bit more chirpy. I didn’t sleep very well last night, I kept waking up.  Although, from all the surgeries over the years I’ve gotten very used to sleeping on my back, it really is starting to give me backache. So I decided to try and move over on

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01 January

Day 30

Today is the day of nothing. Just pain. After not getting to sleep until 4am, I woke at 12:30…  and could not get comfortable. I can’t seem to tell the difference between cramp, my ‘old’ pre-hip replacement pain… and new surgical pain. Maybe it is actually all 3?! We went for a walk today.  It’s

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