So here I am, a newbie blogger on the block. Please bare with me as I find my feet. Another new journey to embark on….
And yes there are quite a few journey’s going on for me at the moment. I wanted to give this a go with the idea that sharing and logging what is going on with me will not only keep me on track but hopefully help or encourage others that might be able to relate.
Well what is going on? Right.. I am a 42 year old woman, who in 2014 was diagnosed with severe arthritis in my hips. I went to the doctors initially as I had pain in my back, expecting after tests for it to comeback and say, ‘you have a trapped nerve’ but that was not the case. No cartilage in my hip joint sockets. To say I was shocked was an understatement and even more I was offered a hip replacement there and then. I refused on the basis that I was managing the pain at that time and that I was far too young.
It was as if from that moment on, the pain increased tenfold. Walking for any length became difficult, walking my dogs in the field or even round the shops I had to keep stopping. Riding my motorbike became so painful, trying to put a leg over and sit for any amount of time became unbearable..I started to gain a serious limp and so much groin pain.
So fast forward 2 years to 12th Nov ’16 and Im having surgery and whipping out the old and ‘whacking’ (literally) in the new hip.
So this is where my journey begins… Post surgery.
Looking after my body, so my body looks after me…