I’ve had BHRs on both hips – left 2004, right 2008. In the last weeks before both ops I was hobbling a quarter of a mile for my morning paper, having to take breathers as pain washed over me. I was on anti-inflammatories to help me sleep.
Since both ops I’ve had discomfort at times, largely when I’ve over-done things (like a fast 20 miles on an exercise bike), but nothing approaching what I was experiencing before the ops. 6 months after the second op I was striding round a hilly six mile walk. What a feeling! (aided by a varied selection of music on my mp3).
I’ve had both BHR in both hips. I live in the UK. I had the left one done privately in 2004 when I was 50. I had to have it done privately as my local National Health Service (NHS) hospital did not do … Read the rest