I used to cry when I got out of bed in the morning. I was in severe hip pain for months. I always had a limp of some sort, but as I was getting older, my limp got worse. I decided to start exercising on a regular basis. One day my pain just went to a whole new level. I was unable to workout after that point. Dr. Clohisy was recommended as being the best. I took the four hour trip to St. Louis to meet him and see what his diagnosis would be. I was given the news that I would need a serious surgery. A pelvic osteotemy with surgical dislocation.
I was devastated of course. I was so scared about what my life would be like after surgery. Would I be able to exercise or run? I am glad to say that I am in better shape now than before the surgery. I completed my first 8k and 5k over the summer. I am almost completely pain free. I do have days that I am sore, however it is not comparable to the pain I was in before surgery. Before I met Dr. Clohisy I had no hope of being pain free. He is an amazing surgeon and I am living a much more comfortable life thanks to him.