Sunday, September 13, 2009

The hip...........

............ is sounding more scary the more information we get.

The Mister and I went to the GP this week for investigations - she was honest enough to say that she knows very little about them, but was happy to ask her husband (a retired ortho surgeon) to look for information on both types, and make an appointment for us to get a 2nd opinion.

Infection is the biggest risk, as with any major surgery, and the local hospital is truly scary for it. Not to mention that of the 4 people I know who have had hips done in the past 2 years, 2 are going great guns, 1 is dead due to infection, and the other has had to go back in for 'adjustments'.

The recovery time is anywhere from 6 weeks to several months. I am not looking forward to that at all, he is cranky enough now. But the end result will (hopefully) be worth it. Hopefully.

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