walking with cane       We’ve gone through this tunnel, like the Dark Night of the Soul, and we have come out the other side.  I know for me, the most important thing was to hear from others who have gone through a hip replacement; the research and referrals.  All of this was part of my journey and initiation into Baby Boomerdom.  I researched, studied and let people know what I was going through; and I was referred to other men and women who have gone through the same thing.  It really helped me learn more about my condition, and what to do about it.

They offered resources, ideas, referrals to doctor, physical therapists, hynpotherapists and shared their emotional support and encouragement with me. I understand that soon I will be out of this horrific bone-on-bone pain and be able to get on with MOVING FORWARD with my life!  What a gift!

So, for you – I have created this community, this Hipster Club – a place to learn and find support and most importantly KNOW that you are NOT alone!

Join our Hipster club now!


12 thoughts on “JOIN THE CLUB

  1. Hi Jodi! Thanks for creating this super blog! I’m three months out from L THR and doing very well. Dr. John Moreland at St. John’s in Santa Monica did my surgery and he’s a gem. I’d be happy to share my experience with others and hear other stories. I have the advantage of working at a physical therapy studio and am a Pilates and Gyrotonic instructor so if anyone is interested in learning about hip rehab from this perspective, feel free to contact me.


  2. Jodi, I am 52 and I will have my R THR on Monday…. I would like to read your experience, but I can’t find it. Can you help me please?


  3. I’m 23 years old and have recently found out that a hip replacement is unavoidable. My physician advised me that he rarely sees patients my age needing this surgery, however, it will greatly increase my quality of life. I’m extremely nervous about what to expect post surgery. Is there anyone else on here that has had to get a hip replacement in their twenties? Can you provide me insight on how long your new bionic hip lasted!


  4. Hi Jodi. I just found this/your great website. I am 1 week post surgery from having a Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement on my left hip. I have been bone on bone since I was 38 years old…..I am now 51. My hip issues are a result of my dancing career since the age of 7 and the external rotation (turning out in ballet positions) for 40 plus years. My incredible surgeon, Dr. Craig Loucks ( was amazing. Though the first week was a little rough, I think I am over the hump! I am also a Pilates and yoga instructor and director of the Pilates program at the Westin in Beaver Creek, Colorado! If I can be of any help to your readers please let me know. My email is: Thanks again for your great website!


    • I just had a labral tear repaired almost a week ago. I was doing yoga before but now I don’t know when I can start again. I’d love to talk sometime.


  5. Hello, I am so relieved to find young people like myself discussing the same issue that I am dealing with now. When I was 20 and in the military in 2001 I had 3 pins placed in my femoral head and because of that I now suffer from severe arthritis in my right hip. I am now 31 and looking to have a THR because the pain makes me limp most of the time not to mention the pain. Unfortunately the Veteran Hospitals does not see mNY people my age and are not very helpful. I am scheduled for a cortisone shot next week, something that I was adamant about not doing. I am in my last quarter of nursing school and my clinical hours consist of 7 days of 12 hour shifts. I am so scared that I will not be able to get through it because of the pronounced limp I get when on my feet for long periods of time. My main concern for reaching out to you is when I asked the Doctor to please let me have the THR he said that I was too young and I must do everything I can to possibly prolong a THR because no one at this time is doing anterior total hip revisions. He was stating that when I need a revision I will be doomed. At that moment I felt like all my dreams, aspirations and everything I have worked so hard in my life to achieve were of no importance anymore. I will be going to get a second and third opinion. Does anyone know anything about an anterior hip revision and how they work?


  6. Hi everyone,
    Thanks for sharing your story! I am 27 years old and facing a total hip replacement in just over a month. I am very nervous about the procedure but excited but the prospect of living pain free and getting back to some of the activities that I love. I am writing a blog about my experience if you are interested. It is so good to see other young people commenting who have similar stories. You’ve given me some new hope!


  7. Hi All,
    I am currently 5 days post-op of TLHR (total left hip replacement). I was diagnosed with scoliosis as a teenager (14yrs old) and then degenerative hip dysplasia. I was told I would need a TLHR when I reach around 40 years old. BAM!! Just that quick…I needed surgery. I have been in severe pain with a limp for approx. 3 years. I scheduled the surgery and so far, I’m so glad I did. I’m still in a lot of pain but a different kind. i currently live in Atlanta and had it done at Emory Hospital. I’m eager to see how others have taken to the physical therapy. I was cleared at the hospital but I would love to have an actual person to assist with it. (I’m in the process of seeking someone now).

    Please tell me how you navigated physical therapy on your own. Also, I’m willing to discuss any parts of my surgery pre-post-whatever.


  8. Hi there.
    You should wait until 12 weeks to do yoga. It’s not a matter of are you ready before that. Your bone has to adhere to the foreign rod in your femur.
    Yes….please do call me sometime. 30305960066.
    Good luck!


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