The letter also encouraged me not to be discouraged in recovering from the operation. It said that in "12 TO 18 MONTHS' I could expect to be back to normal.
THIS INFORMATION WAS NOT MADE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE OPERATION.
Specifically, the doctor said I would get up the day of the operation. He said physical therapy would not be necessary, that JUST WALKING would be the best therapy.
Based on the information I had prior to the surgery, I thought I could make a long distance bike trip in April and ride GOBA, the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, in June.
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I STILL WALK WITH A CANE--I CAN WALK WITHOUT IT BUT AM NOT OVERLY STABLE AND I DON'T WANT TO FALL. It has now been four months since my hip replacement. I appreciate hearing the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, AT LAST!
God Bless you and yours!