Hip replacement

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On waiting list to have left hip done I am 49 a drama teacher used to being very fit and active now feel shattered all the time just had a power nap now at 11 am really worried about going back to school next week not sure to have the time off before the op as not sure when it will be saw consultant privately end of July he said about 18 weeks 


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    Hi Rosieru,I had a hip replaced 17 months ago, and you will definitely need time off after the op, they don't like you to drive for 6 weeks afterwards and you would find it difficult to work for 3-4 weeks afterwards.

    are you taking painkillers now that make you tired? Pain is tiring, perhaps you should go and talk to your GP about it.

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      I am taking naproxen and cocodamol when pain bad I realise I will need time off afterwards just worried about how I will cope at school before the op as finding it difficult to walk 
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    Good grief.....they make you wait that long?

    Not clear......if so fit and active why a replacement?

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    49 is young, and I understand how hard it must be for you, but it's hard at any age! 

    You will feel much better when it's done, no pain and moving better. If you aren't well enough to work go back to your GP, he might be able to hurry things up for you. I think they do try to get the younger people through quicker to get them back to work.

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