Long Time No See and New Hip
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Haven't been here in a while. I've been very busy...eating and gaining weight. And boy, have I succeeded. I'm at my highest weight and am having to have total hip replacement on Oct. 30th.
My hip began hurting in April but just thought it was a muscle and tried stretching and nothing helped it. Finally went to the doctor in August and found out I have avascular necrosis, basically my bone lost blood supply and has now died and will eventually collapse, hence the new joint.
I was in denial at first and tried PT, swimming, anything I could think of. Then I went back for return appt. and doc told me it was as bad as any hip he's ever seen, why thanks so much.
I'm only 44. FORTY-FOUR!!! 44 and having to have a fake hip. Although something weird happened to cause this I'm sure my weight didn't help matters. Lugging around 272 lbs would make any hip cave in.
So, back to the drawing board, again, for the 5,333rd time. But, I know I'll have to lose to the weight to not damage the new hip so that's my motivation. At least I'll be off work for a while and can focus on diet and recovery and hopefully get back on here more often than I have.
If anyone has any ideas, advice, exercises, hip stories of your own, chocolate, um, scratch that last one, please let me know.
Thanks for listening.