Then must get to the surgical outlet place to buy a rigid framed two wheeled walker because they don't rent them anymore. And maybe an ice making thingy to reduce swelling, not that ice has ever helped me in the past. You can rent those, but at $250 a week, minimum two weeks. Buying is $235, a bargain by comparison. To be fair, the handout says a bag of frozen peas will work as well, but that's for people who go home to their families. Hospital and rehab don't provide frozen peas.
Am seriously wondering how debilitated this operation leaves you. In one breath they say you'll be able to walk and go up and down stairs before you leave hospital, in the next they're giving you instructions for dealing with bed sores caused by not being able to move in bed or by sitting too long. If I don't get bedsores from lying around for hours at a time now, why would I suddenly get them post-op? Is this them doing worst case scenarios for the frail elderly?