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Aug. 22nd, 2015

7 years + 9 months Post-Op

Saturday 22nd Aug 2015

I realised this morning that it has been ages since I last posted... that's because there really hasn't been anything new to report about my hip!

It doesn't give me any trouble and I rarely think about it. I haven't been contacted for anymore hip op review appointments with the surgeon, so I assume no news is good news.

My daughter is 4 years old now and I am about to turn 34.

Thank you to anyone who has left a comment or contacted me with feedback. Sorry if I've been delayed in getting back to you, but life has been chaotic the last few years. I hope to stay on top of this blog a bit more now. I am still happy for people to email me with any questions,etc.

I would also love to hear how other people's PAO journey's have gone.

Hoping your PAO journey is or was as smooth as mine ended up being.

Take care.

Apr. 22nd, 2012

Some useful links...


By the way, here's some links to a couple of Facebook groups that you may find useful:

Periacetabular Osteotomy Group - http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/147992365259/

Adult Hip Dysplasia Group - http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/50910135532/

Have a great weekend!


Update - 8.5 months post baby - 4.5 years post op



I'd forgotten about this blog for awhile there. I guess I've been so caught up in my tiny baby that I honestly haven't had much time for anything else.

Anyway I just wanted to update and let you know that as far as my hip goes things have been really good since I had my baby last year. I did not have a natural birth, but ended up with an emergency ceaserian after many hours of pushing, but nothing to do with my hip as far as I know. Baby just wouldn't cooperate!

Since having my baby I have not had any issues whatsoever with my hip and my op is just a distant memory now.

I have not had a check up this year, which I thought I may have, so I'm not sure now when I'll have a check up again. For now, no news is good news I guess.

Once again I am still happy for you to contact me if you would like more info. My email is sjc1981@hotmail.com


Sep. 8th, 2011

We have a baby girl!!


I am pleased to announce that we welcomed our baby girl into the world on 5th August 2011.

Throughout my pregnancy my hip held up well. I did have trouble with both hips towards the end, but nothing that was specific only to the left hip that has been operated on. I am anticipating going for another check up next year, so it will be interesting at that stage to see what changes, if any, have taken place with my hip.

Our baby girl is almost 5 weeks old and, apart from the sleepless nights, life is good.


Apr. 23rd, 2011

3.5 Year Post Op Update


I thought this blog was due for an update so here we go.

In January my partner and I got married. The day was really good and my hip didn't bother me once! So all the hassles to find out what was causing my pain through to the op to get it fixed and recovery was all worth it.

I am also pleased to announce that we are pregnant. I am 22 weeks along today and all is well with the bub so far. My hip and back have given me minor issues, but quite minor so far. Occasionally I can't sleep on the op hip side and for the first three months I was sleeping in a waterbed, which I found put my back out in that same place - the right side, sacroilliac joint, so we swapped to a regular bed and mattress, which has fixed that problem. Apart from that everything is going well.

I look forward to eventually being able to update you on how the remainder of the pregnancy goes and how my hip holds up under the strain. It will be interesting to see what, if any, changes my hip undergoes.

Hope you are keeping well and happy Easter!!


Oct. 29th, 2010


Nearly 3 years Post Op


How time just flies by! On the 13 November 2010 it is 3 years since my hip op.

I've taken some photos of my scar today, just in case anyone wants to see how it looks. To measure it I would say it is approx 15.5-16cm (6.3 inches) in length and at the widest spot it is approx 1cm wide. All up I would say my scar is very neat and tidy. Of course, I would have preferred to have no scar, but since I had to have one I would have to say it's not too bad looking really. :o)

I still suffer with the Bursitis I mentioned before, but that's mostly my own fault for not continuing with physio. No one to blame but myself there.

The thing I am most pleased to announce is that my partner of 6.5 years and I are getting married at the end of January. How is that relevant to this blog? Well because the big thing that prompted me to try and try again for an answer on the cause of my leg and groin pain was that I wanted to be able to walk down the aisle one day and do it without a limp! Yay!

My offer is still open to anyone who wants to contact me pre or post surgery. I am happy to help and lend support where I can. My email address is sjc1981@hotmail.com

I would also like to suggest a couple of support groups on Facebook and they are "Adult Hip Dysplaysia Group" (http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=50910135532) and "Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)" (http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=147992365259).

Finally - my name is Sarah... and I survived hip dyslaysia and a PAO!!! :o)

Sarah x


Feb. 4th, 2010

Current Pics

Below are some pics of my scar as it looks today... 2 years and 2.5 months post op.

Hopefully all of these pics help to provide more information to those who need it.

Thanks for reading my blog.


Post Op Xray Pics

Below are my post op xrays taken on 16/11/07...

Xray Pictures


Hi there,

I just realised that just after my hip op I requested copies of my xrays from the surgeon, which I've never posted to this blog. Sorry that they aren't very good quality pics, but they are literally photocopies of the xrays.

Below pics are pre-op xrays...

Feb. 3rd, 2010

Things I Couldn't Live Without After My Op...

Hello again!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the things I couldn’t do without post-op and I’ve posted links to some earlier journal entries that outline things that I couldn’t have lived without.

18/11/07 - http://turtlegirl26.livejournal.com/6401.html

4/12/07 - http://turtlegirl26.livejournal.com/9806.html


I hope that you will find this useful.


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