- Sep 26, 2022
- United Kingdom
I must admit I’m still upset at the comments the other day. She even confirmed it with her husband. He at least had the grace to look awkward but unfortunately still agreed with her.I get it. No way I can allow my "good" bad hip to disable me the way i did with the first one. Do you believe I was too dense to know that crippling thigh and groin pain were symptoms of a bad hip? Now I so much get a twinge of either and I freak out.
I have a good friend who almost died in labor. We all knew what a horror the experience had been for her. Yet do you know how often some idiot would say to her, "I never felt more powerful as a woman than when I delivered." Well, bully for you. When someone tells me how quickly they were 110% after surgery, I let it hang in the air. Then walker myself away, head held high. Of course, when I'm home alone again, I swear and cry.
Everything you're going through, I'm right beside you. X
I felt like she was belittling my recovery and looking at me like I should be doing more.
You weren’t dense at all not knowing about your hip pain.
My GP wouldn’t refer me so I saw so many chiropractors, sports therapists, physios, acupuncturists during the three years and they all told me different things.
I got told it was things like my pubic bone was out of line or it was my psoas tendons that were tight. They all said they’d sort it. How on earth all those people didn’t know what the pain was I don’t know.
What I find really bad is that I worked in operating theatres and not one Orthopaedic surgeon asked me what was wrong. They could see the pain I was in and limping and must have known I needed a hip replacement.
I only trained in theatres so didn’t know what patients went through before and after. I do now.
Even the chiropractor I eventually saw took five months to tell me he couldn’t do any more and I needed a referral for hip replacement. He’d taken an x ray at the start too.
I know now that my areas of pain were classic hip symptoms especially with lack of mobility.
Even when I told my GP I was at the end of my tether she referred me for physio (again). When the hospital called me to book that appointment I just broke down and they arranged the referral. I’m eternally grateful to the girl who spoke to the consultant for me. If he’d said no then I would have had to wait at least two months for the physio appointment for them to refer me which would be another two months. Then a year’s wait for the op.
I’d got to the point that I couldn’t lift my left leg as the pain was so bad and had to drag it across the floor.
I found a really good physio just before my op who really helped. I wish I’d found him sooner.
If that pain starts even a little bit I’m going to be straight in there for a referral.
You’re definitely not alone x