Osteoarthritis of the Left Hip
By January 19, 2011 at 11:33 am 1,074 1 2
I had a hip replacement 3 years ago, my right hip. Now my left hip is going south. I had two cortisone shots and it helped a few days and that's it. The groin pain is bad. I can barely walk some days. I need a cane to not limp. I hate that stupid cane. My surgeon has told me that I am going to need it replaced eventually. I am on a diet to lose about 60 pounds before going thru another surgery. I don't know if I'm going to make it or not though. It's getting pretty painful. Has anyone waited to have surgery after they lost some weight? I am about 80 pounds overweight. When I had my right hip replaced, I was about 50 pounds overweight.