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Results are in... Surgery is looming...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I just got back from the Orthopedic surgeon... and well, I'm rejoicing... even though it's HUGE news...

I am going to have a total hip replacement. And probably within 2 months.. or near there.

A few years back, I noticed that there was a pain in my leg... and really, no range of motion... noticeable when I try to put on my right sock. I just can't do it very easily really... it's one of my biggest struggles... My leg just doesn't move that way... giving me access to my foot...

About 6-7 wks ago, I told my doctor that through all this weight loss, the limp I have has gotten more and more noticeable. It was always there, but EVERYONE notices it now. So, he ordered an MRI. It came back and he saw the degenerative arthritis I had... so had just about every doctor... but he thought he saw a tear... so he sent me to the surgeon.

Well, today was that visit... and he told me that the tear was the least of my worries... it was the arthritis that was really my issue. And it was HORRIFIC... it was all over the place. It was inevitable that I was going to have a hip replacement in my future... So, the only real question was "when?". Well, I do NOT want to limp forever and truly, I'm at the peak of health now... as I've lost so much weight and I've been exercising so much since last April... and I'm young. So, why wait?

So, I start a month of physical therapy to prepare for the surgery on Monday... I see him again on May 22nd and all I know is that I've book a walking tour in NYC on June 8th... so since I've paid for that, I'm probably going to want to book the surgery for just after that.

What I want to do is walk as much as I can til then. See what more weight I can lose before I'm in recovery mode and lying down... I'm going to read up on exercises I can do from bed! LOL I know they are out there. I will also work on my book and ask my job if I can work from home to save me having to go on disability. We'll see what can be done to get through this...

Alot going on, but that's the news I have... I'm actually rejoicing... I kind of never thought I'd get a "fix" and now I'm thrilled that I will! I may be able to dance again! How exciting is that???
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    I'm happy for you. It seems ironic to WANT to have surgery, but I totally get it.
    Hope that when you get it done you are absolutely amazed at what you can do, pain free.
    1865 days ago
    Best of luck with your surgery, and I hope you are back on your feet and dancing in no time! emoticon
    1869 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    That is terrific news!
    1869 days ago
    That is great Marie. It would suck to lose all the weight but still have the hip problem stop you from doing what you want.

    I saw a show about a lady who lost a lot of weight. Her issue was that she kept walking the way she did when she was heavy and that was causing her problems. I never thought a persons way of walking would become a habit even though the weight that caused the funny gait was gone.

    It is especially great that they are going to give you physio to help you out before you even get the surgery.
    1870 days ago
    Wow. What news!! And what a great attitude you have. I'm sure after all the investment you've made in your health that you're going to just fine through surgery, recovery and beyond. Who knows what you'll be capable of once you have this new hip!!


    You'll be in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us updated.

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    1870 days ago
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