Hi.. I'm from Macedonia and I'm sorry for some mistakes because I'm not so well in English but I'm sure you will understand me. I had pain in both hips in the beginning of September not to mention that I was diagnosed with lupus at 14 years. I'm now 21, and my doctor for lupus said that the pain is from ligaments. In November, the pain get worse so at the end it turns out that is AVN. That we discovered in the middle of January and the orthopaedic surgeon said to me to rest for 2 months, so okay I rested. After 2 months I went to him and he said another 2 months to rest. Meanwhile my mother went to him to tell him that I'm in big pains and he said to her to rest (I forgot to tell you that rest means to him laying all the time in bed and no walking without crutches) at least 4 months. I got nervous so we sent all the documentation in Turkey because in this country there are no doctors! The orthopaedic surgeon from Turkey said that in his opinion I have to have a core decompression in both hips and that will cost me 22,000 euros. I don't know what to do I'm laying in bed for 4 months, I'm depressed that surgery cost a lot, that's far too expensive for me and my family, but somehow we will find a way to pay. But if that is not a solution I don't want to expose my family to all that and to expose me to all that pain if the pain will return and at the end my hip will collapse. So I'm confused what to do (to do core decompression or hip replacement) because I'm too young. From September till now I'm worried laying in bed and doing nothing. I lost my year in university, I can't go out acting like normal person, doing normal stuff for 21 year old. With your experience what will you tell me, you know how people said "ask the man who suffered, not the man(in this case doctors) who guesses".