A Guideline for Patients of Hip Replacement Surgery Living Alone

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If you live alone, this situation might become even more difficult. However, you need not worry, since help is available for patients who are scheduled to undergo total hip replacement surgery. To simplify things we will offer some tips that will help you to organize things before and after the surgery. Read on.

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A Guideline for Patients of Hip Replacement Surgery Living Alone

  1. 1. A Guideline for Patients of Hip Replacement Surgery Living AloneIt is a well-known fact that hip replacement surgery is a critical surgery. Post the surgery,the patient requires assistance while performing activities, such as walking, climbingstairs and getting in or out of cars. If you live alone, this situation might become evenmore difficult. However, you need not worry, since help is available for patients who arescheduled to undergo total hip replacement surgery. To simplify things we will offersome tips that will help you to organize things before and after the surgery. Read on.Start things earlyWhether you live alone or with your family, organizing things as soon as date of yoursurgery has been fixed can be a great idea. If you start early, you will have more control.This will allow you to finish your pending tasks comfortably and go for the surgery with afree mind.Inform your Friends/Neighbors/RelativesThe next step would be to inform your friends, relatives or neighbors about yourimpending surgery. Since you will need help after the surgery, it is better if you informthem beforehand about your surgery. This will allow them to set aside some time foryou, while balancing other activities.Finish Pending TasksUnderstand the fact that the surgery may restrict your movement to some extent.Therefore, it is better if you finish your pending tasks before the surgery. However, ifthese tasks require physical labor, it is better to avoid them, even before the surgery. Tostay on the safe side, opt for any experienced person who is ready to finish thesephysically demanding tasks, in exchange for a fee.Arrange for Professional HelpThis step is probably the most crucial one. If you live alone, it is always better if youarrange professional help beforehand. Your friends or relatives may be willing to help,but circumstances may prevent them from doing so. Opting for professional help willensure that you get help, when it’s most required.Create a List of Things to be carried to the HospitalIt is important to create a list of things that you need to carry to the hospital (since youwould stay there for 2-3 days). This way, you will not forget to carry the medicines andother items that are necessary for a successful hip surgery.
  2. 2. Finally, maintain a positive attitude. Note down contact numbers of your friends,doctors, and the hospital, so that in case of any emergency you can get in touch withthem quickly.The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. It is not to be construed as medical care ormedical advice and is not a replacement for medical care given by your physicians or trained medical personnel. http://www.zehrcenter.com/

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