I'm 51, live in Florida and am scheduled for July 17! As most here, I've suffered for several years, tried shots, physical therapy and chiropractor. OS has mentioned THR in the past but I held out because I could still manage daily life. Well, no more. I have RV trips to take, motorcycle rides to do, hikes to hike and most important, grandbabies to play with! After finding this site I realized I was very uninformed. I have Pre-Op on the 12th, but no other instructions. I've not been told to start taking supplements , no suggested pre-op exercises or to stop any meds. Truly, every dr is different. I also see many of you are from U.K. Or overseas which may make a difference. Questions I still have that I feel y'all can answer. Is there a formal name for 'spinal w sedation'? I'd like to ask if that's a possibility with my dr. How do I find out heights of chairs/toilets that are optimal to avoid the 90 degree restriction (which I may or may not be given). Thanks in advance. I know I'll be here a lot as things get closer and I start panicking. I'm most anxious about being dependent on hubby during recovery. I'm always the caretaker..