I am happy to report that I came home last Thursday after hip replacement surgery on Monday morning - no moss growing on me; hospitals won't allow that, for sure.
The surgery was successful and recovery is nicely underway. I am remembering how to use all of the equipment required to prevent dangerous movements for the next three months:
The walker -
Less stressful than crutches and easier on the arms. Crutches work well for going out.
We'll see this time; last year, I developed quite a callous on the hand opposite to the operated side which took several weeks to go away.
I have the same kind as Bill on The Little Couple!
Thanks to everyone who sent best wishes and prayers - they worked!