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1/22/12 11:10 P

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I think it is unusual for surgery to be suggested to a person as young as you are. It should be a last resort I think. I know for me that at the age of 57 I am still being told by my doctor that I am too young for any hip replacement surgery, or knees. Oh, silly me, are you talking about surgery for weight loss and I am thinking about arthritic joints? I don't think I would go with any of that gastric surgery for weight loss as there can be complications down the road, so keep trying on your own. Take baby steps - try to exercise more and cut back on food a little bit at a time - easier said than done. But I know we can both do it if we keep on trying!!!

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1/22/12 3:40 P

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Thanks so much for the encouragement. I'm hoping my Weight Loss surgeon will see that I'm trying and agree that I still do not need surgery as long as I AM trying. I only have 50lbs to go, so senseless to have surgery just for that.

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1/16/12 11:01 P

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Welcome to the team.
You are so young to have to suffer, but I guess there is no way of predicting when one is going to be stricken with arthritis. I only started with arthritis at 50 when I got to the menopause stage of life. I have been really struggling with my knees lately. I only take over the counter pain meds - have tried to get along some days without the Tylenol but it seems I need to rely on it more and more as time goes on. It is hard to go out and exercise when you suffer pain afterwards. I know I would be so much better off if I could take off some weight, but I really do love to eat. I tend to want to sleep more too. Some days it is hard to get motivated to do anything. Well, I don't have any answers for you other than to just take it one day, one step, one moment at a time. Find friends you can talk to in order to release your feelings. Something like SparkPeople is good - virtual buddies can really be of help. At least I truly appreciate having somewhere to vent when I need to.
So, my dear, hang in there. I have trouble with my right hip too - it really sucks that I cannot bend down on that side to be able to get my sock on, or to tie a shoe! When I walk, I wobble - as one dear friend puts it to me - 'I walk like a penguin', but I do not look like a penguin! - Good sense of humor!

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1/15/12 12:23 A

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Hi everyone! I'm 32 and falling apart. I have many other health issues, but the one that causes me the most pain and anguish is degenerative osteoarthritis of the Right hip. I'm so sick of doing what I'm supposed to (moving around, exercising, etc) and ending up in pain, not helped by any of the 5-6 pain meds I'm on for multiple things. The Dr can't prescribe anything else because of my other conditions. Anyone have any advice? I just want to sleep after a day of doing stuff around my own home!

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