- Apr 19, 2022
- United States
57 Year old male here with Arthritis in both hips and was wondering if I end up needing 2 Hip replacements would I still be able to work a physical job? I do warehouse work....lifting, bending, picking up boxes up to 65#, riding on stand up forklifts which a lot of times I have to be stepping up and down off of many times during the day. I'll be 58 in a few months and need to work until I'm 65 so I'm eligible for Medicare/Social Security. I live alone so both the surgery/recovery will be daunting enough but I'm more worried about being able to go back to my job?? Looking for a new job with 2 new hip replacements would be impossible. Can't believe I wish I was 65 already...LOL. Has anyone else on this forum faced this problem before? I see people lifting weights doing squats with 2 new hips and cringe. I just want to remain employed so I can pay my bills. Any response from anyone would be greatly appreciated.