Second Opinion

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. bethh

    That’s so disappointing! (Though I guess it’s helpful that the doctors agree in their assessment.) Did they say what age is no longer too young, so you can get on a surgery schedule at the right time? I suppose that’s too far down the road to be worth pursuing right now.

    I hope your current measures are helpful. It might feel like it’s not the same, but a couple of friends of mine have gotten e-bikes lately. It’s returned a lot of the pleasure of cycling and being outdoors for them.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      They didn’t really say what age. The second doctor was the specialist who did knee/hip/shoulder replacement surgery so he was definitely more in the “do a replacement to fix your life” camp. I am definitely not ready to do that

  2. Vickie

    Just making sure you know (for the future) that there are two types of hip replacement surgery. Some older surgeons are still doing only the old method and do not give the option for the new. Huge difference in recovery between the two methods.

    I hope Physical therapy will have good ideas for you.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh yes, the doctor told me about the differences and the new way is not the metal on metal like it was before.

  3. Shelly

    I can totally relate to your pain and your frustration on being so young!
    I read your blog regularly and we have so many things in common including the bad hips!
    I had similar pain and limitations until I couldn’t take it. I was also young and it baffled the doctors too- had one total replacement at age 42 and another at age 49. It isn’t perfect forsure and I still have restrictions but the constant pain and inflexibility is gone!! I wish you luck!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you so much, Shelly, for your comment! I love hearing from readers who don’t chime in much. 🙂 I appreciate your comment. It is definitely frustrating and hard to feel like your body is not doing what you want. Also, I appreciate you telling me your experience with the surgery!

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