Hip Hip not Hooray

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. emmaclaire

    So sorry to hear about your continuing pain, Lisa πŸ™ I hope they’re able to fix things with a minimum of fuss and grief, although the thought of surgery while taking care of a family is pretty daunting. To be pain-free on the other end will be a blessing! I had to laugh when you said you thought it would be the knee that got you – when body parts go rogue! Hang in there!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It sucks. Especially in the summer when I was excited to getting back to activities. In a way I guess it’s good to finally get some answers. I think the SI joint issues and pain I’ve had for years probably contributed to a tear. And pregnancy and birth just finished the job. I hope there are clear answers soon and a fix!

  2. Buster

    Hi Lisa. I’m a long time lurker. Found you years ago when I did H2C, leg 12. Your coverage was so helpful! First, I wanted to say that your family is beautiful. My husband had his hip replaced a few years ago. I don’t want to minimize anything, it is a surgery. That being said, his extreme pain relief was immediate and the recovery process was definitely doable. It seems like those who have had hip replacements all say the same thing: β€œI wish I had done it sooner!” Living with chronic pain is so very, very difficult. I wish you all the best!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you so much for being a reader and commenting πŸ™‚ I am glad to hear your husband’s surgery went well. I am hearing from a lot of people the “wish I’d done it sooner”. Chronic pain and injury is so hard.

  3. Eryn Goodman

    Hi hi. Ugh, it sucks. I also had terrible hip pain that just got worse and worse after giving birth to my second. Such a long and frustrating experience to eventually figure out I had zero cartilage left in the socket. We ended up doing a full replacement last May. I was tent camping 6weeks later. I still have minor pain and am working on building more strength, but the difference is incredible. The surgery idea is overwhelming and scary but I wish I’d done it sooner. Happy to pm, I’m Pdx also.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh wow! That sounds so painful! I am glad you got the surgery and it went well. These positive stories are very encouraging for me!

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