, big hug for what you're going through. The others here have given you good support and advice. I'd just like to chime in on the "you're too young" meme.
I'm 68, for crying out loud. And my uncles, both in their 90s, won't shut up about how "too young" I am to have had THR. Even my peers tell me I'm too young. So I remind them that truly young people suffer from OA or other severe hip problems and that No One is Too Young for hip replacement.
Now I want to confess something: I didn't feel too young for THR, but I assumed I'd cross the recovery line before everyone else, my age or younger. Or not, as these past 5 months have taught me. I've also learned that I'm way too old to still be comparing myself with others.
But you ARE young, and it's natural to want to compare and compete at your age. It's called youth for a reason. How hard it must be to hear all the crowing from those who share their stories in part to covertly criticize you.
But please try to ignore these asses. If you're "behind" them, it's because you've been unfairly assigned a longer path and one with more obstacles than those whose recoveries have been short and straightforward.
Keep on going. It may mean a lot of false starts and back-tracking, trying new routes and methods. But you will get there! I did, and my race has not been pretty, but I have finally crossed some major lines. I'm back living my life and my pain is minimal. (Knock on wood.)
Now when others regale me about their miracle recoveries, I I say, "It's wonderful that you had it so easy. I had to work hard to get where you got quickly. But I did it and learned a lot." The looks on their faces are priceless! (Ok, I guess I'm still a little competitive
Hang in, my young friend. In the meantime, you have good friends of all ages at bonesmart. We know you're not too young, and we know you're a champion.