A new hip
This is the first time I am writing,and I am not sure if I am doing this correctly.
I am a seventy nine year old lady ex. pat. living in Sweden, and a week ago I received a new hip.I cannot tell you the difference it made immediately, no more hip pain.
I havent had much pain post op either and dont need the strong painkillers prescribed any more, they made me constanty tired.I do my prescribed exercises several times a day, the stiffness in my operated leg is now easing but I feel I will need two crutches for a while yet.
I have help around the house with things I am not allowed to do yet.
One of the main difficulties I find is getting in and out of bed, particularly at night when not always wide awake, but I am getting there struggling each time.I would like to say, to anyone about to have a hip replacement, do have it done,it will take a while until full recovery I realise, but each day is getting easier,and well worth working on the things you have been told to do or not to do.
Thank you for letting we write about my recent experience.