August 22, 2019
Just passed the 7 year date of my ceramic/ Poly THR total hip replacement . What a life changer it’s been, I’ve gone from being in near permanent arthritic pain at 50 to a completely pain free life. Happy days.
I went back to see Mr Treacy in May as I had some twinges down the outside of my thigh that concerned me. He took an x ray and showed me that the bone around the stem had thickened up quite considerably and said whatever exercise i was doing, don’t change a thing!
All the walking football etc has helped strengthen the joint and after having me walk up and down past his office with my trousers rolled up, told me I was walking with flat feet and recommended arch supports. After a couple of weeks with them in my shoes the twinges have gone. Mr T knows his stuff!
August 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 total hip replacement from Ronan Treacey at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. I wanted a hip resurfacing, but unfortunately was not a candidate due to childhood hip issues ( slipped femoral epiphysis), so I got an Oxinium/poly THR total hip replacement.
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 total hip replacement 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 total hip replacement. 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.