Hi, I'm new to this but I've been reading forms on this site for the longest & finally decided to join because I have questions. Back in 2016 I was diagnosed with AVN of the right hip...total shock because I've never had any of the problems that went along with this nor heard of this before. At age 21 they were shocked because "normal" protocol would be a total hip replacement. I was put on the medication called fosmax followed by core decompression on Septemeber 22... For two weeks I was ok but After two, two month follow up visits my progress was not where it should be...meaning MY HIP WAS STILL COLLASPING. I was referred out to Emory.... Visiting Emory for the first time I wasn't even the office 30 mins before signing papers to see a surgeon...two weeks later seeing my surgeon for the first time I wasn't in the office long before signing papers for a total hip replacement of the right hip. Crazy huh?.....I know & at age 22 you can only imagine the thoughts in my head. May 5,2017 I had my total hip replacement of the right hip and I must say I feel a difference ! My only problems come from where they went in at(anterior). It's very sore all the way down to my knee and is very tight...taken they didn't use stitches like the first time whatever this glue holding it together is very TIGHT & uncomfortable..especially at night. My walking is progressing as the days go along but I still struggle to put all my weight on it taken I've babied it for so long not to mention again the tightness from the cut. I still use heat/ice to help with whatever these muscle spasms are that I'm feeling(is this normal?) and it's very soothing. I use my walker faithfully but need to start backing off(just a fear of falling) I do have crutches but not to sharp on using just one(HELP...lol). I was wondering when did some of you start back driving,taken a bath(I have a bath seat), using the toilet without the seat thingy, swimming, sex, all those "normal" things? Taken that i'm young and this is my second surgery on my hip I don't want to rush recovery but I'm curious to know. I go for my post op at the end of the month and I start back college next week(so the driving part I would like to know ASAP). Well thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope to hear from somebody soon! Oh & one more thing how in the world did you sleep?!? I'm starting to ware out my left hip and this sleeping on my back is not comfortable. I do however find the couch VERY soothing..