You are doing the right things now by working on strength and weight loss. When I was told I needed a hip replacement, I read everything I could find on the subject. I also joined a site called Bonesmart/org and the folks there have a really good forum with a library full of very good information. The people were great and helped me through my very long waiting period and then offered alot of support afterwards.
I also joined the team here for hip and knee replacements and being new, I haven't made alot of connections there yet, but am working on it. I'm sure you will find lots of folks there who will help also.
I love my new hip and the mobility it gave me back. I was slowly going downhill and was at the point of having to use a walker to shop. Afterwards, I used my walker outdoors in the park to get going on walking once again.. I looked quite the site pushing my walker on the trails, but I was determined to walk all my favourite trails and I did.. by week 8, I was carrying my cane with me, but not using it much.. just on the rougher patches of ground. I was fortunate to have found a good deal on a really sturdy outdoor walker..
You will do fine, keep your attitude positive and if you have any specific questions or need extra support, send me a private message and I'll be happy to help.
Reached goal weight 112 lbs November 23, 2012
| current weight: -3.5 under