My brother had a hip replacement. His doctor told him that decision on when to do the surgery was larger up to my brother based on how much pain he had. My brother delayed until he needed to start taking pain meds to deal with the hip pain.
My brother is a very involved case with tons of other medical issues - cerebral palsy and related. I was surprised how fast he recovered and how well he did. Within six weeks he was back to using his walker and had zero pain.
Putting it off makes a little sense but I wouldn't delay too long. I've known a couple of others that have had the replacement and all have said they wished they'd done it sooner.
Hang in there,
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