I am sorry that you have encountered this setback, but am glad that you are pushing forward so well. Here is a recovery timeline for hip surgery . It says that between 3-6 weeks you should be able to do most normal light activities and that by 6 weeks you should be okay to drive. By 10-14 weeks most of your pain should be gone and swelling eased, and you should be able to resume all of your regular day-to-day activities. Did your doctor say how long your dislocation may have set you back? It sounds like you have made great progress. Please let us know how you are doing.
You may find it helpful to also post your question in our Multiple Sclerosis Community to double your chances of someone having an experience similar to your husband's. The members who post there are active and may have some experience with knee replacement and MS.
While you wait for others in the community to share their experiences, you might search through older discussions that pertain to your questions. You can use the "Search This Community" box in the top right corner of this page to do so. There are a number of older posts that contain good information about recovery and getting back in to exercise that you might find helpful. Please let us know how you are doing after your surgery!
This article from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says that there is no absolute age or weight restrictions for hip replacements, but that recommendations for surgery are based on pain level and disability. You should speak with your doctor about how weight may factor into your surgery and recovery and come up with a treatment plan that is best for you.
I am sorry that you had to go through this, but thank you for posting your experience and advice here for everyone who may be going through the same thing or who are about to embark their on TNR surgery journey -- your suggestions bring up some very good points for everyone to consider pre-surgery. We will be thinking of you in your surgery Monday and hoping for a speedy and successful recovery!
I am sorry that you are in so much pain. Have you had an in-depth discussion of the pros and cons of a knee replacement at your age with your doctors? Knee replacements generally last 10-20 years, so there is a chance you will need another replacement if you have the first at a younger age. However, if your quality of life is greatly affected by your knee pain, and a replacement would greatly improve that quality, it is definitely worth discussing with your doctor. This information may help you in deciding if a knee replacement is right for you and can help you begin to think of points to discuss at your appointment.
In the meantime, these knee pain dos and don'ts may help you find some relief until you make a decision regarding replacement. Please keep us updated on what you decide!
Here is some information on home treatment for knee injuries that you might find helpful -- it includes some stretches and suggests massaging the area in addition to the ice and rest that you have already done. You should avoid high impact activities such as running while your knee is still sore, but some light stretching and walking short distances may help to maintain flexibility in your knee.
If you are still experiencing swelling, or if your pain persists, it may be a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor to make sure that you don't have a ligament injury or other problem that would need the attention of a medical professional.
I am sorry that this happened to you and that you are experiencing such a setback after doing so well! How did everything go yesterday? I hope that are able to recover just as well as last time, and that you are up and walking without a walker in no time. If you need any support we are here!