Last March I was diagnosed with congenital hip dysplasia. I had been having severe knee pain for about five years prior and I tried all sorts of treatments for my knees. My knees hurt because I needed a hip replacement but didn’t know.
I teach a fitness class daily called Jazzercise and I have been teaching for 8 years. So, the pain of the knees and finally the right hip got the best of me and I couldn’t in good faith step on a stage in front of paying customers in the shape I was in.
In May, 2009, I had a RTHR. I am 6 mo. post op right now and although it has been a long road, I am teaching 5 to 6 fitness classes per week. My OS assured me that if I were to go through with the THR that I would get my quality of life back. He was right and like many others I wish I had been diagnosed sooner.
I had ceramic on ceramic THR. So far, so good. We are blessed that there are materials being used now in order to allow us to resume our lives!!
My students can see first hand that even though you have limitations you can overcome them. I am so grateful each and every day for having had the surgery. If you are considering this and you are living in pain, don’t wait anymore because you don’t have to suffer.
Sincerely, Paula Schlegel