Hello fellow pre-op patients! I am now scheduled for the first hip replacement surgery on August 6. Quite a lot to do, I live alone and am trying to get things in order before anyone shows up at my home. I have my many pets so the biggest worry was finding a time when my pet sitter would be available. It’s so hard to keep the house clean as I am in constant severe pain and just don’t have the ability to really clean and then the emotional toll leaves me worrying “what will they think?” I used to tell my mother when she worried about the house being spotless that visitors like work men are coming to do the job not evaluate your house keeping but now I find myself getting the same obsessions myself! I am getting very nervous as the day draws near but not so much of the surgery but whether I will get to everything I need to. My diagnosis is hip dysplasia, bone on bone arthritis, torsion of the hips, but for all the fancy terms the treatment is a total hip replacement. I guess I was never found when they do the hip click test in babies, never had pain as a child but have always had loose hips they seemingly popped out of alignment and continue to do so now but now it’s painful and “creepy” when I am standing and all of a sudden I feel them snap out. Can’t be dislocation I wouldn’t be spontaneously popping the hip back in if that were the case! For all this preoperative agony I have endured I am expecting post op should be nothing in comparison!