Most had had a periacetabular osteotomy, PAO, in the recent months. The PAO is a procedure I know very little about but I do know the longevity of the treatment longevity is very sporadic and individual. They were all very interested in my progress as for some a hip replacement is the next treatment in the pipeline.
Conversation was flowing, all exchanging stories of our hospital stay and how our progress was going. It made me realise just how important it is to have someone to discuss the little tips and tricks with and just to talk to someone who can fully empathise.
Half way through a new lady joined the conversation,
‘Excuse me, are you Lily? I’ve been reading your blog!’