Before and After by olivetreeann

Before and After

As many of you know I've been battling joint issues now for almost 10 years. At first I wanted to see if I could naturally address some of those issues and for the most part a change in diet and herbal supplements have helped my hands. But as time progressed it became increasingly difficult to walk. At one point I thought I'd torn my meniscus in the right knee but chiropractic and accupuncture were not helping and I finally went to see an orthopedic doctor. X-rays showed a bone on bone situation that was the one of the worst my doctor had seen in a long time- and the left knee wasn't much better. So in July of 2019 we dealt with the right knee and last year in September we tackled the left knee. And there was a vast improvement on my ability to walk but I was still experiencing a lot of pain so I finally told the doctor, "I think it's coming from my hip and not my knees". So we took another X-ray (the one on the left here) which revealed I'd had a mal-formed hip all my life and because of that my leg bone really had no place to connect with my pelvis! It's been just sticking up in there for who knows how long! Today marks the 10th day since my hip replacement surgery what a difference that has made! I can walk naturally again. I feel steady on my feet and balanced when I stand at the kitchen sink to do the dishes. Perhaps what's most amazing about the new gear on the right X-ray is that they put it in on Monday morning and by Tuesday afternoon I was heading home! Science amazes me!

(The pictures are not exactly the same- 2 different X-ray technicians with 2 different styles but you can at least see how the hardware has given me a new lease on life- and a new socket for my leg to sit in!)
congratulations!
March 25th, 2021  
Wow! So happy it has done wonders for you. I may need to see why my hips hurt so much... My younger brother (12 years younger) has had both hip joints replaced, the first one about 15 years ago! My mom should have had it done but didn't and ended up wheelchair bound for the last several years of her life. Praying you continue to heal quickly and completely, Ann!
March 25th, 2021  
I'm so glad this surgery was so successful! It IS amazing what they can do. My mother had a hip replacement when she was in her early 90's, when a lot of doctors and patients would have hesitated to do the surgery. She lived to be 100, walking pain-free.
March 26th, 2021  
Fabulous to see the differences in these two x-rays! I’m so happy to hear you are feeling so much better already! Your tag is a hoot!
March 26th, 2021  
That's brilliant, it is quite amazing what medicine can do for our battered old joints now. Glad you are feeling so much better for the surgery.
March 26th, 2021  
I am thrilled for you, Ann! Science can do the most remarkable things - and what amazes me is how quickly recovery has started. So glad your self-diagnosis got them headed in the right direction. Continued healing!
March 26th, 2021  
does that mean.....you might outrun me next time we get together for a photo walk? so glad for you, ann. way to go.
March 26th, 2021  
Wonderful to hear of your amazing recovery Anne and pleased you are able to get about once again. You are almost bionic stay well and wishing you a pain free future after all you have been through.
March 26th, 2021  
Good on you, Ann!
March 26th, 2021  
Wow, that’s amazing. So glad to hear you have major improvements.
March 26th, 2021  
So glad to hear you are recovering so quickly.
March 26th, 2021  
Terrific! Thanks for our show and tell! Happy for you!
March 26th, 2021  
Wow impressive, you really are bionic now Ann. Hope your walking and dancing days resume soon.
March 26th, 2021  
This is amazing Ann, I can't believe you are walking around again so soon but I'm so glad you are finally all fixed.
March 26th, 2021  
Wow, what a great story! So good to hear you're mobile again!
March 26th, 2021  
Thank you for sharing. Good to hear good news.
March 26th, 2021  
Wow, you've certainly been through it Ann! Glad things have improved
March 26th, 2021  
That is amazing, you must feel like a new woman!
March 26th, 2021  
Glad you're on the road to recovery
March 26th, 2021  
Wonderful news...
March 26th, 2021  
Sounds like it was a bit “ round the houses” to get sorted, but glad you are feeling & moving so much better now! Nice prosthesis X-ray!
March 26th, 2021  
Amazing. This really is good news.
March 26th, 2021  
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Thank you so much for your well-wishes and positive thoughts! I'm looking forward to really be out and about this Spring. The staples come out Monday and it won't be long after that when I can drive again!

@summerfield I don't know about running but I'll definitely be able to keep up with you!
March 26th, 2021  
Glad it turns out best for you.
March 26th, 2021  
Congratulations :)
March 27th, 2021  
Some times medical science provides relief. I'm glad the surgery was successful thus far and has relieved many of the problems you have been dealing with for so long.
March 27th, 2021  
It's great that you are now operational. The only thing that hurts is that the road to a proper diagnosis was so long.
March 27th, 2021  
oh my goodness, who would imagine such a thing?!? Glad you finally have some relief!
March 27th, 2021  
I’m glad that surgery was so successful. Good luck on Monday!
March 27th, 2021  
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Thank you Ferry, Harry, Kathy, Haskar, Margo and Vesna! The staples come out Monday and that is going to be the hardest part for me- I am not good with them! But I'm looking forward to not having them in me as well. Grin and bear it as they say!
March 28th, 2021  
So glad that the surgery has made such an improvement in your life already. All of the best for a full recovery!
March 29th, 2021  
@lmsa Thank you so much Louise!
March 30th, 2021  
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