Hi everybody - Have enjoyed reading all the stories - it really helps! One week ago today, I had an anterior total hip replacement. I had no idea it would be this much of a struggle! The surgery only took an hour. I was scheduled for surgery at 7am last Friday and was home by noon. I felt pretty good until Monday afternoon, then things quickly went downhill. The pain is mostly under control with Tylenol, but I have felt very unwell. Less than no appetite, light headed, exhaustion. I have been force feeding myself because I know I need to eat. Yesterday (Thursday afternoon/Day 7 post-op), I began feeling a tiny bit better, was able to eat a small dinner fairly easily. I slept pretty well last night. When I got up I was feeling still somewhat better, had a piece of toast for breakfast, took a shower late morning. In the shower, I got very lightheaded, quickly got out and laid down. It passed but now I am back to feeling unwell again. I'm using a walker around the house. I guess I'm looking for some encouragement from someone who has been down this road.