After my dad had hip surgery, he had to wear a hip support brace for several weeks. It seemed like the recovery time was a bit slow for him.
The brace was really helpful as it gave him the extra support he needed while he went through the healing process.
Eventually he got to the point where he didn't have to wear the brace for as long during the day. Finally the day came when he didn't need to wear it at all anymore.
Even though it was a long process, he is glad he had the surgery to relieve the pain he was having. He was really glad to put that brace away for the last time though.