I had hip surgery four years ago at age 67. I played tennis, golf and did yoga as an adult. My hip started to become uncomfortable, then painful and finally I felt handicapped.
I wanted to be active again so I tried two cortisone injections, but the relief didn't last long. I traveled from Durham, NH to Haverhill, MA to see Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Gregory Johnson, MD because I knew of him, and liked his credentials. My husband is a retired physician.
My surgery was in October and by end of January or early February I was playing light tennis and golfing again, and doing yoga with modifications.
I was in the hospital a couple of days following surgery, and up and walking the day of surgery. I am extremely happy with the care I received from Dr. Johnson, and Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill.
My advice to anyone suffering with hip pain is not to wait until you can’t tolerate the pain anymore, because it takes time to get ready for the actual surgery. If you know the writing is on the wall, start making plans.
Before my surgery I was afraid I would never be able to bend over and do gardening again, but I can.
I feel like I got my life back.