I cried. I blamed myself. I was angry. But in fact, I don't feel that pain since I really began to focus on building strength through my legs, glutes and back. My posture has improved, the pain has gone and I feel strong. I will continue to focus on LOW IMPACT cardio and strength building. There is no "cure" for the damage apart from a hip replacement.
Why am I sharing this?
Thankyou to my brother, Stephen and his beautiful girlfriend, Billie for their assurances that blaming myself and crying wouldn't get me anywhere!