‘In the long term Lily, a hip replacement will be the only option’.
He carried on explaining the reasons why but I don’t think any of us were truly taking the words in. I couldn’t help it, silent tears tumbled down my cheeks, dragging my make up with it. We left his office and I fixed myself up, all the emotions that had come out in that room were left behind when the door shut. We continued our day in London and put the news behind us.
My parents had been to I would need a THR, but they weren’t expecting it before I was 30.