This post was sponsored by DePuy Synthes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I am one of that 95%
Since the accident that blew out my knee back in 1998, I have been very cautious. There is nothing like the fear of not being able to walk to keep you sitting on the couch rather than twirling on the dance floor. As a former dancer, my favorite activity was going out at night and dancing, followed by being in the studio practicing, doing choreography and performing. I worked as a dancer, an actress and even a magician’s assistant. That all ended 20 years ago. As my knee got worse, so did my alternate hip, as I was relying on it to take the brunt of my leans and limps.
I was afraid
After having 7 debridements, years of physical therapy, and countless visits to orthopedic surgeons I became tired of the process. I was also afraid of having yet ANOTHER surgery of that would keep me from doing even daily tasks for long periods of time.
I’ve already lost a lot of “TIME” in my life giving in to the pain that my right knee and left hip give me. While the statistics claim that the women surveyed missed about 15 days of work in the 6 months before having hip or knee replacement surgery, my experience is that I’ve missed a lot more. Since I’ve been blogging I’ve had to cancel or postpone no less than a dozen press trips and/or junkets, all because of the pain and loss of function.
At 64 years old, I knew that it was time to do some research. Knee (and hip) replacements have changed a LOT in the twenty years that I’ve been dealing with this. My doctor had told me to put it off as long as I could back in 1998….she obviously hasn’t dealt with what lack of mobility does to your life, and I WANT MY LIFE BACK.
- For the past 20 years, my life it’s like I’ve hit the “pause button” on my life.
- The pain and lack of mobility has kept me from doing what I love.
- The first order of business is to find a physician whom I can talk to about potential solutions to my hip and knee pain, including joint replacement surgery.
- If you’re like me and have put off dealing with your joint pain, isn’t it time to take a step to find out if joint replacement surgery is an option to get back to doing the things you love?
If you are thinking “THAT’S ME”
It’s Time to Hit Play. If your mom, dad, grandmother, aunt, uncle or friends have been living with hip or knee pain, do them a favor and let them know that they don’t have to live this way. Let them know about the Hit Play website, so that they can get back to doing the things they love best.
- For more details about knee and hip replacement visit the Hit Play Website.