Posted 1/17/2021 6:09 PM (GMT -7)
My Husband had right hip replacement in October 2020. He was completely bone on bone but refused to seek help until I had recovered from my Total Knee Replacement in January 2020. Once I was recovered he saw the Orthopedist. Although surgery was not what he wanted, surgery was most definitely needed.
Hip Replacements are much easier to recover from than a knee replacement. Everyone is different but he was off any mobility aid at the end of his first week. He went to Physical Therapy although he was told he didn't have to. Physical Therapy(PT) was helpful and he was released from PT in 3 weeks(2 times a week). If you were to ask him if he had to do it all over again his answer would be yes.
My Husband did not need or use pain meds for very long. Most of the pain he had was muscle cramping and muscle spasms (pain meds do not help with that). I would suggest you talk to someone with knowledge in the Orthopedic Office (Dr. or Physician Assistant) about no being able to use pain medication. I would bet they can give you other options for any pain you may have and put your mind at ease. Take care.