After years of suffering back problems I have just been dealt another blow! For two years I have been complaining to my back surgeon about pain on the side opposite to where I had decompression surgery. They kept telling me it was the other side of the spine narrowing.
This week I learned they were WRONG! My hip joint is totally gone and I will now need a total hip replacement. The pain is far worse than the back pain I have experienced. I am now on crutches and thanks to the good ol' NHS (UK health service) will must wait for a surgery slot.
Have any of my fellow Spineys had THR? Good or bad experience?