Hello, it's me again. I've been trying to get some clear picture of what can and can't be done after a hip replacement op. Very difficult. Of course the medics understandably stress the good things: freedom from pain etc and they will keep on about how soon you can drive after the op. They don't seem to realise that not everyone wants to drive!
What I'd like is a clear indication of what is possible after a THR op, what can be done after a short recovery period, what can be done eventually and what should not be attempted at all. Ideally I'd like this info in a graphic form with drawings of stick figures and green, yellow and red traffic lights! I know I'm asking too much!!
The things you will never be able to do again are played down by the doctors. eg can you ever get back to tying your own shoe laces or cutting your own toenails?
Can you get back eventually to using a normal height toilet seat or is the raised seat a permanent fixture?
I opted out of a THR when it seemed doubtful that I would be able to ride my recumbent trike afterwards. There seems very little on the web about exactly what is and isn't possible/advisable following a op.
Any comments gratefully received, but please don't suggest I wait and see afterwards what I can or can't do - the op is not reversible!.