Adult Hip dyplasia

“My Adult Hip Dysplasia Diagnosis Changed My Life”

Hi my name is Amy and I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at age 19. I’ve had a triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO). I didn’t even know what hip dysplasia was or what the operation would entail. I’ve been struggling with my hips for a very long time and as I’m a dancer it was just Read More

Adult hip dysplasia

No Memories of Mummy Being Broken – Part 2

By Jo – Southampton, UK The CT images that my consultant, Mr Hussell had requested showed arthritis and degradation of my hip joint. Mr Hussell was not certain, from what he could see in the images, that a PAO would be effective. He suspected that there might have been too much damage to the cartilage.  He Read More

Cheryl adult hip dysplasia

“…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

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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

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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

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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

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Week 4 – Left Hip Replacement

You’ll Never Walk Alone… Unless You Really Want To… I’ve felt ‘normality’ has been within my grasp this week. Making a meal, hot drinks… and taking my dog for a walk BY MYSELF! Taking Pooch out for a walk is ‘our’ thing… our time, which I was really starting to miss. If you have pets, Read More

Hip Dysplasia

Week 3 – Left Hip Replacement

What Do You Do When Your Help Needs Help? So what’s the worst possible thing that could happen to myself and Himself during this current setup? While I’m ‘out of action’ and where Himself takes up all duties that involve bending too far, heavy lifting, driving, cooking, carrying… need I go on? The Hippies among Read More

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Week 2 – Left Hip Replacement

I have been genuinely surprised at how well I have been doing. From a Hip Dysplasia pain perspective, it’s gone, actually gone. All I have is post-op pain, but it’s a different sort of pain and one I know is going soon. The deep, sharp, grating, continuous burning ache has gone. Happy is certainly an Read More