Oh my gosh, I wondered what this thread was the other day & just read it today. I'm so sorry you all are going through all this! Sounds just awful, I hope you are all recovered very soon.
I've known a couple of young people who had hip surgery - one had a hip replacement (she is now without pain but still walks with a limp, she is 42, and has a lot of other health problems) and the other had labral tears in both hips & had to have surgery to fix. She's a runner, so that was a hard recovery but she's back to running now. Of course she is about 28-29, so that explains that, but in any event, both young, both successfully healed up! Good luck to you.
Knock on wood, colds seem to have skipped me this year. I was froggy this morning with a slight sore throat but that has happened a few times in the last couple months & I managed to miss them. Not sure how, but I'm not complaining. I have MS as well, so occasionally if I get a bad cold, I get a whole host of other problems to go along with it. Knock on wood, so far so good this winter season.
Positive healing vibes to all of you - hope you shake whatever your ailments are, and quickly! I find a little shot of brandy in apple cider does wonders for me.