Butternut to Bionic: A Resource Guide for Hip Replacement Surgery

Nominated for the 2018 AARP Purpose Prize and 2018 Health Literacy Award. This resource guide is written from the patient’s perspective and based on research, proven health techniques, and sound advice. Available in both Kindle and paperback formats on Amazon.

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"My journey of illness and recovery inspired me to create this resource book and guide. I share my experience, lessons I learned, and describe tools that helped me heal and return to an active lifestyle." - Tiffany Anderson, Author

Read an excerpt from, 'Butternut to Bionic: A Resource Guide to Hip Replacement Surgery'

"It all started when...

I peered into a mirror and saw yellow - not cowardice, it was jaundice. My eyes, then my body, turned yellow - "butternut" is how my dad described it. Yellow as a butternut squash. From 2009 to 2011 I went from doctor to doctor and found no clear answers and no reasons why I became sick. I didn't get better, jaundice led to liver failure. Liver failure turned to heart failure and my left leg began to swell. I rewrote my will, spent extra time with my family - especially my grown son, traveled as much as I could afford, and prepared for death at 45.  

Medications failed me and diagnostic procedures nearly bankrupted me. I turned to nutrition, meditation, prayer, Reiki, and acupuncture for relief in what I believed were my final days. It was then I found healing and pain management. Green drinks and a plant based diet rejuvenated my liver and calmed my heart. My acupuncturist asked why no one had suggested an MRI - I didn't know and got one.

Turned out I needed a hip replacement - and after surgery on my left side I learned that I needed one on the right. Six weeks after the right side - the damn thing slipped and failed with a fracture and we did the whole thing over again. We still don't know why all of this happened. What I know today is that I am managing my health, have a quality of life I am content with, I am no longer yellow...just a bit bionic."

During this ordeal I combined Western medicine and alternative healing practices to help me through a stressful time, three life changing surgeries, and a dramatic lifestyle change. My self-help guide and resource book for those facing hip replacement surgery was published on July 11, 2017.  Watch for author events and calendar updates! Check out my weekly wellness tips on Thirsty Thursday to help you Live Well & Be Well. Thanks for visiting!

- Tiffany Anderson, Author of Butternut to Bionic: A Resource Guide for Hip Replacement Surgery