I’m in my late 30’s.
I’m an athlete, a swim coach, a nurse, a mom and many, many other things.
But I’m no longer a runner because of hip dysplasia. And my pet peeve is people who play the victim. So that’s not what this is about – it’s about providing my personal experience with a surgery known as periacetabular osteotomy, because the information I have been seeking is not only difficult to find, but mostly in medical journalistic lingo.
I hope that someday when a worried 20-year-old Googles ‘PAO hip surgery,’ she finds my blog and can relate to my need for knowledge and reassurance. Reassurance that no, this is not a brain tumor, but it IS a big deal.
And also, that she can chill the fuck out cuz it’s gonna be okay. 🙂