I had my left hip totally replaced last May. As I have COPD I could not have the full anesthetic so I was given an injection in my spine. I was awake for the whole operation but drowsy. The operating team were lovely, so happy and kind, they explained what was happening and kept checking I was OK. I was given a head set and some easy listening music to hear whilst the operation took place.
I was 80 years old when I had the operation. The pain before the op was very bad, and although I was sore from the op, that awful arthritis pain stopped right away, that was so wonderful!
Do not be afraid of the operation it is very well worth having. Life has been so much better since I had
the op. Best wishes for your op!