@Ptarmigan - your rehab suite at home sounds lovely!! I am another one who used the left side of the bed when I had left hip replaced and now that it's my right hip? I use the right side of my bed. I also have a bed rail on that side of the bed which helps so much when getting out of the bed. As for height of bed? Are you able to push off with your good leg? I think that is the part that I would miss if it's too high. I still use the "leg lifter" and I just completed my 10th day post op and sometimes I am able to lift my new THR hip and leg right into the bed without aide and clear the pillows in place for elevation, which are stacked pretty high. As I ruminate the pros and cons of a high bed- I'm thinking a low bed would be worse because it would encourage your leg to go into flexion and in the beginning days you'll find that flexion causes a pull on the sore quadriceps. I'm 5'8" for reference.. so that may skew my advice.. The best part of the PT staff helping when you are in the hospital is that they will work with you to find the best solution for you. Your surgery date will begin moving closer rather quickly now!!