Sunday, January 16, 2011

Prologue to hip replacement

After nearly a year of increasing pain while walking I followed the advice of my wife, daughters, and family physician to see a specialist and discover what options were plausible. X-rays were taken that showed severe arthritis. The doctor said there was no hope of improvement. My options were to continue and or to have a hip replacement.

Tomorrow, January 17, I will have an artificial ball and socket joint installed in my right hip. Much of the area now infested by the pain causing arthritis will be replaced by a prosthesis which will reduce the pain considerably and allow me a much larger range of free motion. I am a 73 year old male and in general good health with no known allergies so I have a good prognosis.

My intention is to keep a journal of of this adventure. Should be back to this blog by the end of the week unless we’ve run into complications. Follow along if you're interested in my experience. Blessings!

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