Surgery for a Total Hip Replacement
Hi Everyone. Haven't been on the site fir a while. Hope you don't mind me turning too you now.
I've got a date in December for my pre op assessment for a total hip replacement.
I'm 67 and the worst I've had before is a tooth extracted and a dodgy mole removed. I've never had children. Consequently, I'm not used to any form of surgical procedure and my anxiety level has gone sky high.
I've heard differing stories of people's experience of this type of surgery, for excruciating to not too bad, so that worries me. However, I've yet to meet anyone who regretted having the surgery.
Any ideas on how I can ride this storm (a storm for me at least) and about coping with the initial period after the surgery?
I know everyone is different, but I really would appreciate any help you can offer me.
Any thanks to everyone who recommended the Managing Pain Website. In terms of coping with the last few weeks when I had no idea when I may get the surgery, that really helped.
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