@blank13 and welcome to Bone Smart! Can I ask which hip you're having replaced, we'll get it added to your signature. We're all nervous before the surgery, you've got a date so you're moving in the right direction.
Going to leave you some info that might be helpful. Even though you've already made the decision to have the surgery I'm still going to leave you some of the links for folks that are still trying to decide as I think it might be informative.
Hi @blank13 and to Bonesmart.
I learned I needed both hips replaced due to endstage osteoarthritis at the age of 53 and had bilateral hip replacement.
Nervous wasn't the word I used...I think I said "mortified "
Thankfully I found this site and the advice and support from those who have limped the limp and gone on to walk the walk of recovery helped allay so many of my fears.
I got my full active life back by getting new hips, so try to replace some of the anxiousness with excitement that this surgery will get you back to healthy and happy.
I totally agree with both posts above. We were all apprehensive to put it mildly. Now looking back, my recovery went faster and was easier than I had anticipated plus I totally lost all that hip pain. I could once again walk and move about pain free which felt like a miracle. You, too, will soon have your life back. You are lucky to have found this website before your surgery as the help, advice and support on here is wonderful. I’m not sure what I would have done without BoneSmart members there to offer encouragement and support. Be sure to ask any questions you might have as I’m sure someone will have an answer. I wish you well.
Yep, my hand is up...I was a scaredy cat also.
You'll get through it though and we'll try to help in any way we're able.
Welcome to BoneSmart, thanks for joining us. Stick with us, you'll find lots of comfort here. @blank13
@blank13 You came to the right place. There are many hip recovery threads to read through. Reading about how others did with surgery helped me to know what to expect and to become more comfortable with the thought of it.
Welcome! When you read through different member's threads, there is a little feature in the top right corner of each box, looks like a banner next the the page number of the post. That is a bookmark.
I bookmarked ideas I thought would work for me from fellow members, so I had information in one spot and started gathering the tools I needed for recovery. Using some early, such as the sock device, helped me have less irritation to the joint before surgery. It made it easier, when I got home from surgery, to already know how to use things. @blank13