I was born with bilateral congenital hip dysplasia and from 7 months old till 18 months old I walked about 10 to 15 steps and fell forward. I had 10 hip surgeries the first one when I was 18 months old they cut my thigh bones and took a piece of bone from each leg and injected hormone into it formed both ball and socket forming both my hips for me. I had 9 more surgeries to realign my hips as i grew my last surgery was when I was 9 years old. My surgeries were at Gillette children’s hospital in st paul, mn. I remember being in bodycasts and learning how to walk again after every surgery. As of right now I walk with a limp and I don’t have a space anymore between the ball and socket and they are grinding and disintegrating and they sometimes lock up on me. I am having gastric sleeve on april 5th in hope to loose weight so I can relieve some pressure off of my hips.