- Sep 18, 2021
- United Kingdom
Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that. But I really know where you are coming from. My hip was diagnosed as needing doing about 15 years ago! But seriously bad since 2018. I cancelled surgery in Spring 2019 and tried a physio course instead. My ROM was very restricted because of bone spurs as well as bone on bone but I didn't have daily pain, could walk OK but nights started to get hard. I thought I would have it done 2020 but Covid put a stop to that! And this year the pain hit with a vengeance!! Hobbling on 2 sticks, cancelling holidays etc. I dreaded the op but the pain was worse! I had my right THR on September 29th. Yes, first few days not great for me and I have moaned on here but really the healing is amazingly quick. I worried I would feel 'artificial' but there is no such awareness and my ROM is already much better and pain-free. I just want to get the other one done and get back to some long-distance walking! I had spinal anaesthetic and heavy sedation (insisted I didn't want to be aware of operation!) and it was over before I knew it!!! As everyone says, short term pain afterwards (but manageable with the right pain medication) but long term gain!!! Go for it!!!