And I'm guessing you're not either.
There are just so many things to think about and so many decisions to make.
And it's too easy to feel you've been left, all on your own, to make choices you really don't understand.
That's where we step in.
Most of us aren't even aware of the issues that are essential to our recovery and so we aren't in a position to deal with the problems that invariably crop up. We'll help you plan your entire journey - from the moment you're told that you're a candidate for a hip replacement till the day you throw away your walking cane. We'll help you gain control over the whole process.
Everyone involved in writing for the site is either a hip replacement patient or works professionally with patients. Myself? I'm a patient. I had my first hip done in 2009 and I'm on the waiting list for the other. After that it'll be my left knee!
Between the contributors we have a great deal of knowledge from the high brow stuff like deciding on the best type of anaesthesia to the practicalities of chosing a commode.
Yes, we've been there, done that!
So what sort of information do your fellow hip patients ask for? Here's a selection: -
And so many more.
We'll not only answer all of them but a good few more, some that you wouldn't even think to ask.