Updated: Sep 1, 2020
The day I found out I needed a total hip replacement, is not a day I’m likely to forget. It was difficult to wrap my mind around. After I left the doctor that day, I went down to the pier in Split, Croatia where I was staying at the time and sat by the water. I called my mom while simultaneously texting my dad. We were all stunned. The same amount of stunned that would come again a few months later, when I’d find out I needed two total hip replacements and that the doctors can’t say for certain what’s causing the degeneration of my hip joints. It’s a frustrating and painful uncertainty.