THR surgery confirmed but would love some practical advice ahead of time please
Hi all, I hope you're all keeping well and as pain free and mobile as possible.
I've got my date for my hip replacement surgery (6 Nov) and am very lucky to be having it done privately through a healthcare scheme at work.
Saying I'm lucky to be going private is in no way a criticism of the NHS by the way, I think they do an amazing job, I just consider myself lucky that I've been able to book the surgery in and that hopefully it will go ahead as planned.
However, this does mean, that I don’t get a home visit to assess what adjustments I may need to make for when I'm discharged. So I was hoping that you guys could offer some advice as to what I may need to do, borrow or buy to get my home prepped. And also, where I can get the items required.
I've got a grabber and a sock-aid but that's all and I'm sure I read somewhere that I'd need to make adjustments to the loo, bed and chair heights etc.
So I'd be really grateful for any advice.
Also any advice (especially from the ladies) as to what I'll need to pack for hospital would be really appreciated.
extremely terrified Jo xx
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