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From: John, Scotland
Date: 17 Oct 2000
Remote Name: 18.104.22.168
I'm due to have surgery on Fri 27th Oct at HCI International Medical Centre in Glasgow. It may be resurfacing or metal-metal replacement.......the doc will know when he opens me up. I have been told that most patients have a 90% of having resurfacing performed....... my hip looks like a rottweiler had it for breakfast and so I am only a 50% chance. Still that's life. I'm 33 and have been told that my left hip looks like that of a 80-90 year old.......life in the old dog yet though. It hurts like hell at times but if all goes according to plan I'm golfing at Loch Lomond the day before (once in a lifetime can't pass it up). It'll help take my mind off things. The right hip had a conventional ceramic-poly replacement 4.5 years ago. This site is a great help for us hippies. The stories, info and words of encouragement help us all. I'll be back over the coming months.......... roll on a pain free, limp free existance...... good luck to everyone whose going under the knife soon.