Jodi is a DOUBLE HIPster with a “Zimmer” in her left hip and ceramic in her right. Bionic woman of the 21st century, Jodi has used both THR approaches – the left hip was the posterior cutting through the muscle (ouch) and in the right hip almost three years later, she used the anterior approach, which is a weaving through the muscles and ligaments.
Jodi is also the creator and founder of http://www.SingleParentSource.com and www.makinglemonade.com – and author of a Guidebook for Single Parents after divorce (Making Lemonade – the book).
She has been spotlighted for her work with single parents in many on and offline publications; all inspired by being the single mother of SAM, who is now 21 <insert GULP here>
In her new HIPster status, Jodi wants to help people through this process (and initiation) because it was SO powerful for her! She is there for YOU to take you through all the stages of having your hip replaced….from research, speaking to Doctors, planning the surgery, going through the pre-op and post op process, preparing your home and post-surgery care-taking, and planning your hipster party to say good-bye to your original hip and hello to your bionic self!
This is a journey, and there is loss to grieve – but there is also an initiation and celebration into a new, more bionic lifestyle. Traveling through airports will never be the same again either!!!!
And, there is no need to go through this alone, when you can have an advocate! 🙂
Thanks for your wonderful website. I am a 48 year old mother of three that was just informed I will need a THR. After 10 months of ongoing pain in my left hip I finally have some direction. Mind you it isn’t what I wanted but quite frankly I am tired of how this pain has affected my very busy active life. Like you I am quite tired of hearing people say ” you are too young for a hip replacement”. Well tell that to my hip:-) In any case, I am on a wait list and in the meantime will work on getting myself in tip top shape in preparation for the surgery.
I look forward to staying tuned to your website:-)
Sue from Vancouver, British Columbia