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

‘Spica Warrior’ by Karen Kerr, for our ‘Little Hippies’…

HIP NEWS – A BOOK FOR OUR ‘LITTLE HIPPIES’ Hey folks, I just thought I’d tell you I’ve written a book to help kids with hip dysplasia facing surgery to help them through the journey to make it less scary and daunting. I wrote it due to my daughter going through 18 months in a 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

“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

“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

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

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