If you've been following this blog for any length of time, you'll have read that my height is in my legs. When arthritis affects your knees, it can make it difficult to stand up from any type of lower seating - chairs, couches and even the porcelain kind, toilet seats.
For three months following a hip replacement, it is extremely important not to exceed the ninety degree rule when you bend at the hips. If you do, there is a chance that you could dislocate the hip, as the body has not yet had time to integrate the prosthetic.
As a precaution, I purchased one of these Portable John and Jane's. I was concerned that some of the washrooms that I might have to visit would come up short - rather that the toilet would come up short.
Fortunately, I never did have to use it!