Hospital Discharge Planning Process

    Hospital Discharge Planning Process – Ready to Go Home Walking After Hip Surgery Well, as promised by my Surgeon, once my spinal block wore off, the medical staff at the hospital had me get up and take those first steps.  They carefully unhooked me from my ice chest, foot pressure …

    My Right Total Hip Arthroplasty – Surgery Day

    Ready to get this Full Hip Replacement Done?   YES, I definitely was!  I was so looking forward to get out of this miserable pain, I couldn’t wait! I remember driving to the hospital with my leg hurting so much, I kept on thinking even if they cut my leg …

    Recovery After Hip Surgery

    Recovery Time After Hip Replacement Surgery   One of the most asked questions I received is what is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery.  Well, everybody recovers differently from a hip replacement, and I am sure your surgeon will tell you this as well. Below is some great information …

    Before Surgery – Safe Proof Your Home

    Before Surgery – Safe Proof Your Home   Safe proofing my home actually did not come to mind until my surgeon’s office brought this to my attention, and I can only say I am glad they did.  Once I got home after surgery, I realized how important it was to …

    How to Prepare for Hip Surgery

    Pre Op Surgery Procedures   How to prepare for hip surgery was definitely an eye-opener for me. My orthopedic surgeon was booked out six months once I finally decided to go ahead with the procedure. Due to the excruciating pain I was experiencing by then, I had also put myself …

Welcome! :)

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Are you getting ready for hip replacement surgery (aka hip arthroplasty), or some other type of hip repair?  Or, are you already in the post-op stages?  Well, either way, Willkommen and Welcome! I decided to share my hip surgery experience online, hoping to …

Hospital Discharge Planning Process

Hospital Discharge Planning Process – Ready to Go Home Walking After Hip Surgery Well, as promised by my Surgeon, once my spinal block wore off, the medical staff at the hospital had me get up and take those first steps.  They carefully unhooked me from my ice chest, foot pressure …

My Right Total Hip Arthroplasty – Surgery Day

Ready to get this Full Hip Replacement Done?   YES, I definitely was!  I was so looking forward to get out of this miserable pain, I couldn’t wait! I remember driving to the hospital with my leg hurting so much, I kept on thinking even if they cut my leg …

Recovery After Hip Surgery

Recovery Time After Hip Replacement Surgery   One of the most asked questions I received is what is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery.  Well, everybody recovers differently from a hip replacement, and I am sure your surgeon will tell you this as well. Below is some great information …

Before Surgery – Safe Proof Your Home

Before Surgery – Safe Proof Your Home   Safe proofing my home actually did not come to mind until my surgeon’s office brought this to my attention, and I can only say I am glad they did.  Once I got home after surgery, I realized how important it was to …

How to Prepare for Hip Surgery

Pre Op Surgery Procedures   How to prepare for hip surgery was definitely an eye-opener for me. My orthopedic surgeon was booked out six months once I finally decided to go ahead with the procedure. Due to the excruciating pain I was experiencing by then, I had also put myself …

How to find the Best Hip Surgeon

Is Hip Surgery a Major Surgery?     Yes, hip surgery is a pretty big deal and finding a good and reliable surgeon is definitely a priority! Unfortunately, some of us are dealing with medical insurance that limits us to their network of health providers. I have to say luckily, …

Life Before Hip Arthroplasty

Starting in my late 20’s, I became aware that I may have inherited some hip issues that run in my family.  I remember that working out, lifting weights, or doing other intense physical labor was causing my hips to be sore and I was feeling hip stiffness after sitting more …

About Me

Hello there! So glad you decided to stop by! I am Kat. I grew up in Germany and have lived in the US for quite some time now. Lovin’ it here in the great Northwest, even though I do miss home at times. I love the outdoors and love being …