Helen Pierce is a health and wellbeing correspondent for Saga Magazine.
Coming to terms with a death can be particularly difficult for children.
The post six-week check to make sure that the hip implant has taken.
Helen Pierce approaches her six-week check-up.
A hydrotherapy session, and the surgical dressing is removed.
A pal who also had a hip replacement compares notes.
Helen Pierce has mixed feelings about being seen out with her crutches.
Helen faces up to her temporary limited independence.
A week-by-week diary, from surgery to recovery.