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Am I doing the right thing?

From: Dave L
Date: 15 Jan 2001
Time: 13:50:37
Remote Name: 129.30.159.249

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I'm 55 and am planning on having THR in about a month. However, I am having a hard time with the decision. I don't have a great deal of pain just lack of range of motion: putting on socks and shoes and cutting toe nails. Also I can't walk 18 holes of golf anymore: maybe just 500 yards and then the hip starts to get irritated. My concern is having the surgery and afterwards wishing that I had waited longer. So, my question is how bad off does a person have to be before he says "Any THR result is better than what I'm suffering now"? Thanks

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