so i have a couple of bum hips.
you wouldn't know this by looking at me, i can still run, jump, skip, do cartwheels and shake my booty at old school hip hop night this weekend.
but when i was 12 years old i had three 6 inch screws drilled into my left hip bone to stop it from slipping out of socket. the surgery fixed the problem and i got a huge scar out of it that i still to this day think is super sweet. bonus.
then i come to find out that i need this surgery done to my right hip as well. bummer.
but being the selfish 12 year old that i was i lied and said that it didn't hurt anymore so that i didn't have to get the surgery all over again. i was about to enter junior high - the last thing i wanted was to be on crutches another 3 more months.
fast forward fifteen years. my right hip that i should have gotten surgery on pretty much constantly aches. so much so that it hurts to do simple things like oh, walk.
but being the badass that i am i completely ignore the pain and carry on with my life. i just don't have time.
but once the sharp pains down my leg started i figured i should probably make an appointment with a specialist at the cleveland clinic.
that appointment was today.
basically my doctor compared my right hip to a tire. it has a certain amount of miles left on it till it needs to be replaced.
and since i'm not an 80 year old grandma there is something called hip resurfacing that will need to happen within the next 5 to 10 years. and when that wears away, which it will, i'll have to have a full hip replacement in my 60's. awesome.
but here's the clincher, i can't have the surgery till i am done having kids. so it looks like i have a time limit on my baby making.
of course i started crying. the doctor looked at me completely deadpanned all tom hanks like and said, "are you crying? there's no crying in orthopedics." as he handed me a tissue.
i immediately started to laugh.
well reality has sunk in, and there's nothing i can do to stop me from having this surgery. if i do lose weight it'll help with some of the pain but the arthritis has already sunk in.
my doctor told me to take tylenol arthritis till i can get the surgery.
hmmm. maybe i am an 80 year old woman!