Adult hip dysplasia

“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

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

Hip Dysplasia - Living with Hip Dysplasia - Back on stage and in heels

“Invest In Yourself – Back On Stage And In My Heels”

By Ami, from the UK, living in Spain. I wrote a diary throughout my 2 PAO surgeries for Hip Dysplasia. I had never written before but it gave me a lot of peace to be able to get it all out on paper and it helped me to process the process, so to speak. Some Read More

tackle hip dysplasia replacement

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

Hip Replacement

Week 1 – Left Hip Replacement

What a week! I am now a Double-Hippie! Here I am in all my ‘shiny and new’ glory (a bit wonky, but I’ll straighten out with some hard work!). As much as there has been the usual routine of organisation-surgery-recovery, there have already been some memorable (…and some awkward!) moments… Leaving my dignity at the hospital door Read More

Coffee Morning Hip Dysplasia 9.6.18

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 Read More