Hi David and welcome to the Versus Arthritis online community.
Hip replacement is a pretty straightforward operation now and although can have complications, most feel it very worthwhile. My brother had both hips replaced within 12 weeks of each operation. This was about 14 months ago and he doesn't even think about it now 😃
Recovery: quoting from our website...
How quickly you get back to normal depends on many different things including your age, your general health, the strength of your muscles and the condition of your other joints.
It is well worth reading the whole page we have on Hip Replacement surgery, which can be found here:
The forums also have many discussions on this subject. Typing "Hip Replacement" into the search box produces more than a thousand results... Here is the link if you need it:
I'm sure our members will also be along to reply to you with their own first-hand experiences. 🙂
Do let us know how you get on with your recovery.
I’m another worrier.... scared
hiding away since first lockdown I lost the use of my hip.... become even more creative
if u have someone makes a difference on my own..... also have an elderly dog no longer able to give him long walks as we used to ... hoping was hoping to meet someone special
do try walking longer occasionally but painful and pop pills?!
feel rather than op give up on life... that’s how scared I am ... the lonliness!!
am lucky have garden a dog...but huh
Welcome to the online community family,great to see you posting.
You say that you are scared and worried about your hip and no longer being able to walk your elderly dog because of pain and lonlyness.A lot of people like you have felt those symptoms , talking about it helps.Have you been to the GP or a consultant for your hip? you dont say what arthritis you have it would be helpful if you could talk about your arthritis journey.
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Here are a few links that may help you.Chatting to others often helps so why dont you talk to people on our forums of very friendly and understanding people.
All the best Christine
Nice to meet you. I'm sorry your hip has gone during this COVID pandemic lockdown. A fair few people on here have had similar experience to you. In normal life you would be on the way to getting real help, but at the moment it's just coping isn't it?
It is a very good job that you do have a garden for your dog, but as you say getting out is good for you both and more chance of meeting that special someone if you are out. If the doctor has prescribed you painkillers and it means you can get out I would so long as it's not taking more than your doctor has prescribed of course.
Don't feel lonely come along and join in everyone is very friendly here.