I am home from having my right hip replaced. In April I had my left replaced. The first doctor moved away so I had a different doctor for this one. First doctor required hose for 3 weeks, this doctor doesn't use them. My leg from hip to toe is swollen quite a bit. Is this normal? How long will it last? I was swollen last time but due to the hose I don't know quite how swollen. Although I had some complications to begin with, I feel I am a little farther along at this point.