Hi all! I don't know if it's appropriate for me to post in this forum since I'm not getting THR, but I am having my hip scoped, cartilage repaired and FAI (Femoro acetabular impingement) issues dealt with. I've been in pain for a year but tried to wait it out. No dice. I'm a horse rider, and it's going to be hard to be out of the saddle for so long... hoping for a swift recovery, but preparing for a long, slow slog. Are there any helpful recovery tips anyone would like to supply? I already have crutches from a metatarsal fracture-- am I better off with a walker? My dear mother wants to send me one of those "hip replacement kits" with the long grabby stick and the long shoe horn and the sock-putter-onner (sorry-- don't know the technical terms! )... Are those items useful? Any other home/bed prep I should do? I'm really dreading the whole thing, but my daily life is suffering (to say nothing about my horse life!) so it's onwards and upwards, I hope!