I’d like to share some lovely comments and “great advice” I got over the years; as a young person, having hip issues/ – surgery and/ or – recovery. I am sure some of my fellow hipsters can relate…
- “Are you sure you are having hip problems? You “look” okay.”
- “Why are you having hip ache today? You didn’t have any yesterday.”
- “Why don’t you just suck it up and skip surgery?”
- “Arthroscopic surgery is not real surgery.”
- “Unless you are not being picked up by an ambulance – it’s not real surgery.”
- “What did you get your hip problems from?? Too much bull riding?”
- “Why don’t you just ignore the pain?”
- “There is no such thing as atrophy.”
- “Why don’t you just move on?”
- “It’s all in your head.”
- “Shouldn’t you be done with rehab by now??”
- “Aren’t you too young to have hip surgery?”
- Also, recovering from a “hip fracture” IS different than recovering from “knee replacement”. No matter how many senior citizens feel the need to tell me otherwise.
And of course who can forget all those comparisons that start with “my Grandmother got her THR when she was soandso old and her recovery…….” ? Don’t want to sound mean, but one can not compare a lady in her 80’s, who got a “THR” with somebody half her age, getting “hip pinning”.
Two complete different age groups, different activity & health levels, different surgeries and therefore different recoveries. So – all those stories about “my Granny’s THR…..”- not helpful.
Another really GREAT advice I heard, regarding hip pain, was “you just have to hydrate more”. (That I didn’t think of this myself!)
I am not sure which one was the “best/ worst” comment but one of the most bizarre ones I ever got was… ( get ready for this!) a friend of mine had pain from…. “earwax” and said, quote: “he does not wish that kind of pain upon anybody”. (I hope he never has to face worse in his life than dealing with “earwax”. For God’s sake.)
Anyways, just wanted to share some goodies. If you have some smart comments that you came across, feel free to write me. I always enjoy a good laugh.