T-Minus 7 Days

For those who didn’t already know, I will be having surgery on my right hip on January 4th, one week from today. The procedure is called a Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO).The doctors will cut my pelvic bone and reposition it using about 3 screws. This video explains everything pretty well. I’ve been experiencing hip pain since the summer of 2015. Seven different doctors and what seemed like a million appointments later, I was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia. Basically, my hip socket isn’t in the correct position to fully support my leg.

It will be a long road to recovery and naturally I’m pretty nervous. Luckily, I’m seeing one of the best hip specialist in the nation and I have an incredible support system. My doctor made it clear to me that the pain will get far worse before it begins to get better, but I am excited to get this chapter of my life out of the way.

Over the past few months, I have done a lot of research about this surgery. I’ve come across several PAO patients that have shared their stories, and they have inspired me to share mine. For the next year or so, I’m going to share everything. The good, the bad, and the ugly.


19 thoughts on “T-Minus 7 Days

  1. Wishing you great success with this surgery & a speedy recovery. You are young & strong so I know you can “nail” this. Prayers will be ongoing in the Lucia clan for you. 😘


  2. Oh Maggie!! Prayers for you and family. From what I see you are a strong woman just like your mom and will do great with everything coming your way. Love and miss y’all 😘


  3. Praying you have a successful surgery and speedy recovery. You have such a positive attitude…LOVE that!…it will work wonders in your favor! Hugs! 😘🙏🏻


  4. You are always in my prayers, now I’ve added the wish for your surgery to go well and your recovery to be swift ! God knows how much I love you and I know he hears my prayers.I think this blog is a great idea . I will be following along.
    Love you so much !


  5. Marge, today is the day! It’s not going to be easy but what will be is asking for help. You have all the support in the world from your friends and family. I love you ❤


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