My husband had a successful hip replacement. He kept mobile before the operation by swimming and using a bike. He made a speedy recovery and was able to walk out of the specialist's office at five weeks with no sticks at all - all the other patients who had the operation on the same day were still on crutches. We believe it was the determination to keep mobile that helped so much.
Our advice? Go for it and good luck. - Rona Scott, via e-mail