8/8/2016 I haven’t posted on here for a while but I’m usually lurking in the background about once a week seeing what’s happening.
It’s 4 years today that I got my THR from Ronan Treacey at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. I wanted a HR but unfortunately was not a candidate due to childhood hip issues ( slipped femoral epiphysis), so I got an Oxinium/poly THR.
At the time, it was something I struggled to accept as although Mr Treacey told me I was 70/ 30 against being able to have HR, I only ever considered that option- a kind of blind hope on my part I think. Like many before and after, I spent long nights worrying about my plight,logged on here searching for someone in a similar position.
Of course, there were many, and there’s no doubt that it was this site that helped me accept my THR for the life changing surgery that it was.
One of the big recovery stages for me was around the 2 year mark, I think. It was about then that I would have a few days when I wouldn’t think about my hip at all that day instead of it being constantly in my mind. 4 years on and it’s become weeks without thinking of it.
So to anyone like me, not a HR candidate, don’t worry if you have to have a THR. It’s not what this site is about but the support from the good people here is just the same. I got my life back just like all you Hippies!
Happy days, Cheers Mike.