I've been told I may need one in the future, but last week I visited my daughter, and we walked A LOT. My hip hurt like hell.
So, I'm going to try to get my last xrays and take them to where my husband works (outside of Canada) and see about getting something done there. I have an appt. in about a month.
While sitting waiting for my plane I was chatting with the lady next to me. She'd just had her 2nd one about 6 months ago. Said she is much better, but still recuperating.
Said that for months you can't sit on anything soft ...so sit on a hard chair, and if you tire you can lie down. Can't push the hip more than 90 degrees while it's healing, so can't pick up stuff.
So, sounds like a rough heal, BUT everybody I know who has had the surgery is very pleased with the result.