Joined Feb 10 2015
In October 2014 I fell over damaging both my knees, ripping my patella tendon, aggravating the fat pads and cracking the cartilage. Little did I know that it would open a whole can of worms. After extensive Xrays, ultrasounds and a couple of MRI's, it was discovered that I have a degenerative hip condition, hip dysplasia, which means I have had to change my lifestyle overnight.
Some days it is a struggle to walk down the street with my dog, standing or sitting for long periods of time can be painful, making it hard to move. I have good days and bad but remain positive.
I am studying to be an actor and was a lifeguard, a runner and recently completed my education as a personal trainer but have had to leave the profession under advisement of the doctor and a number of specialists, in fear of shattering my hips. I was given 3 options, a THR (total hip replacement involving invasive metal implants), Osteotomy (reshaping) or possible Resurfacing (partial implants) but in order to establish which one I require, I need to have a CT scan.
I am now unemployed, insurance will not cover me and ACC have stopped helping towards my recovery. So I am having to sell my car and have set up a page to raise funds for my treatment and impending operation, and to bring awareness to a condition which affects the young as well as the elderly worldwide. http://gogetfunding.com/project/hipsters-unite
I would be forever grateful if you felt so inclined to share this with your friends and donate so I can raise enough money to go overseas and stay with my family for treatment in the UK but in the meantime afford therapies which are so expensive here in New Zealand with out ACC or insurance. Any funds remaining after my operation will go towards the International Hip Dysplasia Group hipdysplasia.org
Thank you for your help in advance, it is very much appreciated.