Just wondering if anyone's had any actual experience with a hip replacement, such as having had one yourself or cared for a family member who had one?
My mom will be having one May 1st. We're wondering what the reality is regarding getting back to normal living. The pamphlet we received says she might be driving again about 3 weeks after the surgery. Is that what reality has shown to be true? (she can't drive now, due to the hip pain and instability)
When will she be able to do her own shopping, etc?
I'm just kinda trying to plan out our summer, as I've been taking care of her shopping, cleaning, etc., since October and the surgery was delayed because my sister (who does not live here and hasn't been helping) wants to come stay with her for the 3 or 4 days after the surgery, but they are taking a vacation next week, which is when it was originally scheduled, so Mom had them change her surgery and the earliest she can now have the surgery is May. (yes, I'm a little peeved, as they've already had 3 vacations since October & we've not been able to go anywhere in 2 years)
So, we know that some of the estimates on healing are guesses based on very healthy patients and are wondering what others have actually experienced?
Thanks for any info you can share!