THR Hip Replacement


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Sep 11, 2023
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Im having RTHR on September 28th. my anxiety is through the roof. Im nervous but yet exited.
@Jailguard Welcome to BoneSmart! It is very normal to feel anxious about having surgery. Is there something in particular you are feeling anxious about? Do ask any/all questions you may have and we will try to give you accurate information and lots of support.

Here is our list of pre op articles and helpful suggestions:

Hip: pre-surgery considerations

If you are at the stage where you have joint pain but don't know for sure if you are ready to have surgery, these links may help:

Score Chart: How bad is my arthritic hip?
Choosing a surgeon and a prosthesis
BMI Calculator - What to do if your surgeon says you're too heavy for joint replacement surgery
Longevity of implants and revisions: How long will my new joint last?

If you are at the stage where you are planning to have surgery but are looking for information so you can be better prepared for what is to come, take a look at these links:

Recovery Aids: A comprehensive list for hospital and home
Recliner Chairs: Things you need to know if buying one for your recovery
Pre-Op Interviews: What's involved?

And if you want to picture what your life might be like with a replaced hip, take a look at the posts and threads in stories of amazing hip recoveries
Congrats! your first day back to recovery to a normal life again starts that day! all the helpful links have been listed above, make sure to go take a look. Your feelings are common amongst most if not all people who went through the diagnosis and surgery. Completely normal to feel anxious. It's a procedure is very common and so many of us have gone through it with success! good luck!
I feel for you!! I have a little longer to wait as in October 10th and have started feeling the odd bout of anxiety but keep telling myself that the long term benefits are end goal and are very much worthwhile. Stay brave!!
Best Wishes for tomorrow!
I am sure you’ll do great. We’ll be watching for you on the healing side of the forum to share Recovery Guidelines and support you as you’re recuperating. Please join us there once you’re feeling up to it. Hope to see you soon!
@Jailguard All the best today! See you on the other side soon!

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