Most came through like poster children. My father-in-law had his over 10 years ago and participates in hip hop
workout classes twice a week.
Your attitude and approach to the therapy are key. Embrace the therapy, accept the walker and cane as steps towards independence and keep progressing. Celebrate each milestone. Keep your spirits up.
Re: pain management. Use it, but be sure that if you are taking something like hydrocodone that you get stool softeners too.