Coming soon! New book for Hippies… “Sex …with these hips?!” by Xandra Lee

The book many of us wished we’d had at one time or another, is being published on Friday 1st March 2019. After 3 years, with contributions from over 100 ‘Hippies’ and endorsements from a registered physiotherapist, an orthopaedic surgeon and an international sex and relationships expert, Xandra Lee brings you the first publication of it’s Read More

Now Available on LWHD – PDF Resources To Download

I can’t believe it’s approaching the one-year anniversary of my second ceramic hip! In the early morning of the 9th January 2017, just as I was about to take the long car journey to hospital for my surgery, I took a photo of my luggage and posted it for you guys, mainly as a “I’m Read More

“Toughing It Out”

By Linda, Wisconsin, USA Hey folks my name is Linda I live in the US. Some know me as lbleckster on instagram. In early 2012 at the age of 46 I was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia, because I could no longer walk or sleep. A friend, who is also an orthopaedic physician, urged me Read More

“Smile and Be Kind”

By Sarah, Sunderland, UK Hi, my name is Sarah, I am 21 and was diagnosed with congenital hip dysplasia at 8 months old. I have had 13 surgeries for it, including tractions and plasters. I was diagnosed with avascular necrosis at 7 years old. Last year I underwent a total hip replacement and reconstruction. It took Read More

“…I Don’t Let It Stop Me”

By Cheryl from Twickenham, UK Hi guys, my name is Cheryl and I am 46 years old. I was born with congenital dislocation of the hips and a club foot. I had many operations, traction and plaster cast when I was younger. I always remember my Grandad making me a large skateboard to help me Read More

“Something’s Wrong? …It Must Be My Hips, It’s Always My Hips…!”

Post hip replacements, post ALL meds, what feels like and what I was hoping was a ‘cleaner’ way of living. A break for my body from all those horrible drugs.  Goodbye side-effects, farewell to blaming every pang of pain, every ache, every weird symptom on either my hips, or the drugs because of my hips. After years Read More

“It’s okay, I was in the T.A.”

As part of my post-hip-replacement rehabilitation, I have been building up my walking distance.  Which works perfectly in line with my plans to climb Mount Snowdon next year.  Coming from Wales and having never been up Snowdon (not even on it’ s mountain train!), has always been something of an embarrassment for me. However, years of dealing Read More

Week 7 – Left Hip Replacement

Hippie’s Day Out I’ve been spoiled with a trip out this week… grocery shopping. It sounds like I’m joking, but I’m really not! With Himself working away, we had to ‘set me up’ with all the easy-to-make food we could get our hands on. It mostly consists of cooking vats of food and storing them Read More

Week 6 – Left Hip Replacement

This week’s post is a tribute to all those independent, living-alone, Hippies… a massive hats-off to you all.  It’s also not as ‘light-hearted’ as you’d normally find me, but I’ve been facing less light-hearted issues this week and battling old demons. The Implication of ‘alone’ Personally, I’ve always loved a bit of ‘alone’ time. But it Read More

Week 5 – Left Hip Replacement

Valentine’s Day aka “Thank you my love” Love it or loathe it, having someone to spoil, or to spoil you, is a delightful thing. However, when you’re pretty much housebound, otherwise completely reliant on someone else to get you here, there and everywhere, it can pretty much take the mystery out the romance. “Hey, my Read More