I am trying to figure out what kind of help I'm going to need at home after my surgery. I'm pretty independent but I do live alone. Because I'm having an anterior procedure for my hip replacement, my research shows me that I'll be able to bend forward. Am I being naive in thinking that I will be able to do critical, necessary things on my own? As a lifelong equestrian, I've gone through a lot of recoveries from injuries and I've always been okay on my own. I've concentrated in the last year on doing a lot of core strengthening exercises which my physical therapist told me will be very helpful. I hate asking people for help, but I know I'm going to have to arrange for transportation to, and back from the hospital. My preference really is to not have anybody move in with me. I will have people in my barn, morning and night, taking care of horses so I will have people around. Does anyone who has been through this in a similar situation, have any thoughts for me?