First let me introduce myself. I am Blaire and I have Hip Dysplasia. First it would be great if you had some background on me.
I was born 3 months premature with a grade four brain bleed. This just meant that blood leaked into my brain and left some damage behind. I was gratefully adopted at 3 months old by my amazing Mom and Dad and family. My parents were told when they adopted me that I had Cerebral Palsy (CP), would be deaf and retarded and be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I do have CP but a very mild form that just affects the right side of my body. It has made the muscles on the right side of my body weaker then the ones on the left. It also left me with a limp and a leg length difference. As for the rest of the things that the doctors said they never came true. I even went to St. John Fisher College where I graduated Suma Cum Luade.
As I grew older I did notice that I had aches and pains that people my age normally don’t have. I just thought it was because I have CP. Never thought much of it. Just something that I was going to have to live with. Once I couldn’t handle the pain any more I decided to get it checked out. I was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia in October 2011 at the age of 27.
Hip Dysplasia is where the hip joint is not formed right. The hip is a ball and socket joint with two parts. Hip dysplasia can affect both or one of the two parts. In my case the socket was too shallow and I have a half dislocated right hip.
This is my story of my journey with hip dysplasia. I hope you find it helpful. Start with post number 1. They have been archived so you need to click around.
Please check back often as I will keep updating it. I would ask that you share this blog with others if you could. Lets get the word out about hip dysplasia!