Sussex University Professor Lyn Thomas spent two years in constant pain, and could hardly walk without a stick, before a hip replacement changed her life.
Lyn, 63, found the pain began after she retired from full time work and had more time to be active. Instead of being able to enjoy her free time, she soon found herself in constant pain and unable to walk without a stick. A Professor in Cultural Studies at Sussex University, Lyn put up with the pain for two years until her husband underwent a hip operation at The Horder Centre in April 2014 which prompted her to do the same three months later.
Almost immediately after the operation, Lyn felt her life was transformed and she could walk without any pain. By December the same year, she was able to holiday in Venice where she was able to walk all day – something that would have been unthinkable before the hip replacement.