Hi awesome bonesmarties and moderators. Marks wife here . I have been looking at threads to prior to my surgery and it was very helpful reading especially to mitigate my fears. Now I’m day one post op and I need some help. I don’t know exactly how this all works and have never participated in a forum in my life so I look forward to your direction. I’m 46, have 2 boys 1 1/2 and 5 and have ankylosing spondylitis (an inflammatory arthritis) which has attacked my right hip creating a terrible situation. I underwent total hip replacement yesterday and had the super path procedure done by Dr. Chadha here in San Diego. Because he did not cut muscle I do not have many of the restrictions that the posterior and anterior patients do but the problem is that I have almost no strength in my right leg due to favoring my left for the past six years. I’m day one postop and I need help getting in and out of bed. Is this normal? Any tricks? I watched the video of the 20 something physical therapist getting in and out of bed but she can move both legs and I can’t. So I need some extra tricks!