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Hello, I'm new to the site, and after reading several of your posts think I might get some good advice from you all.! I'm 52 and three weeks away from total hip replacement after a diagnosis of osteoarthritis 4 years ago. My condition suddenly took a nosedive after bereavement last year, and now I can't wait to regain function and get on with my life. I work full time in a very stressful environment in the NHS, so am anxious that my sick time needs to be to the minimum, ( I must say however, my employer has been brilliant putting me into lighter duties since I had to return to work after the first cancellation!).I have recently become a grandparent for the first time, so am hoping to take on some of my grand - daughters childcare next year. My op was cancelled first time in July as the anaesthetist wasn't happy with 'normal' abnormalities on my ECG, and am due for pre op assessment next week, so am obviously worried they won't be happy again! One of my main worries however is the fact that I seem to be experiencing quite severe new, what I think may be referred pains, both through my affected leg down through the knee, over the shin and as far as the top of the toes, and now through my 'good' leg in the thigh and to the side of the knee, all of which are making my walking even worse. Will these pains all resolve after surgery as I'm worried it will hamper my rehab? I am a bit overweight, which I have been trying to address, which obviously isn't very easy when you can hardly walk. I'd be grateful for any advice or tips
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