I have only just started to research and understand my 2 childhood problems and how down played they were and the understanding now in how serious they are, the effects on my life and the lack of knowledge has meant I have not understood the importance of being able to identify my need of a hip replacement earlier I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia at birth and had multiple treatments to correct, I was then diagnosed with Perthes Disease and underwent a further operation, I have now discovered how rare the disease is and the combination of the two means my THR is extremely difficult 😥. Also understanding that I have suffered a disability my entire life and had no awareness about this.#RareDisease #LeggCalvePerthesDisease #HipDysplasia #neglect