My dad (age 65) went into the hospital this week for what, I was told, were supposed to be just some tests. They did a ton of them and determined that he needs a hip replacement.
What scares me a bit about this is that he’s in really bad health (heart failure, diabetes, horrifically bad blood pressure and so on). They still plan to do it the first week of April, even though all of those things are usually enough to at least delay the surgery.
I’m not sure exactly what I’m expecting from posting this, but maybe some stories of people in a similar condition having few or no complications would help.