I had bi-lateral hip replacement surgery in May 2020. Prior to the surgery I was in severe pain and no quality of life. The first week was difficult but once I started doing my physical therapy and working on recovery my pain was minimal and my mobility improved each day. I walked into the doctors office 2 weeks after surgery with no pain, no device for assistance and in an upright position. I was back to riding my bike 6 weeks after surgery. My only limits on my recovery was the doctors order. I am now in the process of having both shoulder's replaced. Modern medicine is wonderful.
My dad did two hip surgeries, a few years apart. First one he didn't do physical therapy and just sat around, cause in pain, and walking hurt him more. I think he pushed more on the other leg causing him to get a hip surgery for that also. So he got the second one done. After we all got on him, he did the physical therapy for 3 or 4 weeks out of the 6 he should have done. He walks a lot better, and wasn't in so much pain as last time.
I had a total hip replacement in 2010, did extra therapy. Was walking in two weeks with a cane. I have had two surgeries since to remove bone growing in the soft tissue. Very painful . I am to have a total revision tomorrow (4th). Replacing all the old hardware with new and removing the bone . Heterotropic ossification is what it is called and isn't uncommon for people to get it. I m special in that mine has continued to grow. Hope your surgery and recovery goes well. Most people do real well with it.
Dad had one side replaced last year. They had him up the afternoon of the surgery. Less than a week later he walked the 200 yards to my house. He hadn’t done that in 2 years prior. Like others said, the therapy is most important part. He’s having the other done done in 2 weeks now.
Wife had her left hip replaced last year. Walked the hall 2 hours out of surgery. Went home the next day. Used the walker around the house for a couple of days. Used a cane for a week. Then walked fine with no help.
Have your surgery at the Lake. They have an excellent joint replacement wing. I had both my knees replaced there10 years ago. All the doctors there are top rate.