Spica Warrior hip dysplasia

‘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

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

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

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“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

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

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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