Not For The Usual Reason

I hate them because they have always been a problem for me.  At the age of 6, I was diagnosed with Leg-Hip Perthes disease of the right hip.  Enter trips to Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital every third month, braces, crutches when brace needed adjusted for growth, learning to walk a total of 4 different times before I was 10 years old.  Then I was  diagnosed with Osgood Slaughters disease of the left knee.  At the ripe old age of 43, I had a total hip replacement of my right hip.  I have completely screwed up the ligaments of my left knee after a fall in April of 2010.  Not to mention, I have lost 155 lbs. so the skin just hangs.  So, yeah, I hate my legs, but thank God I can still use them.  Some days easier and with less pain than other days, but, thank God anyway.  I would rather walk in pain, than sit 24/7 without it.
THANK YOU GOD, one more time!!!
JustAnotherMother JustAnotherMother 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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It is now, then, I had some issues, but something in me pushed me on. Thank You again.

I remember wearing braces in 6th grade due to a similar diagnosis of Osgood Slaughters disease. My brother had surgery for it. I certainly didn't want to have a scar all the way down my leg the way he did. It definitely slowed me down. Today, decades later, my knees are still my weak point.

I commend you on all you have overcome. Life's a struggle. But, hey, it's worth it ... isn't it ?


~ E-Luv