I need advice on whether or not to do both hips at the same time

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Please help-rather terrified I won't be able to walk again and of the long road to recovery!

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    I'm assuming your in the UK? They have done many, many hip replacements, so that means they are pretty good at them. As long as you take your rehab seriously and follow the physio post surgical advice, I wouldn't worry. I'm also assuming that you are in some pain right now. Look forward to it being mostly gone when you wake up after surgery. I, personally would do them both at the same time. Seems easier to go through all that (surgery, anasthetic, physio, hospitol stay, etc...) only once rather than twice. Yes it will be difficult, but that will only be temporary. Be positive and optomistic.
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    I think you should have them done one at a time. If you get a spinal anesthetic, you will wake up pain-free from that hip. However, it also paralyses your bladder and, nearly a year after my hip replacement op, I am still undergoing investigations of that problem!
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    Hi Serena...I had my right hip done 5 days ago and although everything is fine I cant imagine having both done at once...I'm hoping I can last another year or two before having to get the other one done but this experience certainly hasn't put me off...lots of useful help and advice on here too!! Make your decision and just go for it...stay positive!! Good luck..Chris
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