tanith I think that your 6 week check up is more important than having a gossip with us lot. Everything appears to have gone to plan since surgery so hopefully the check up will be fine. That was kind of him indoors to offer to drive and pick you up again.
I do hope that you manage the next meet up and with luck you will be able to drive your trusty car again. I think that it is easier for you having had the other hip replaced because you know what to expect.