Wow...my Wife told me the exact same thing a week or two ago. Called outpatient hip or knee surgery. She doubts it would go that way for her again. Good to hear it for you. I got a little pain in my left hip after jumping up and down in sympathy ;-)My wife had her hip replacement 13 years ago. 2 days in hospital, ambulance to 14 days in a rehab.
There's a newer procedure called “anterior replacement“. Instead of working from the back, which does extensive damage to muscles and tendons, they work from a small incision in the front, able to spread the muscles/tendons and avoid damage. “They” say it will be same day surgery, wife drives me home afterwards (not sure I'll be able to squeeze into the little Prius - maybe I can get a van with a driver), a therapist comes to the house 3 or 4 times a week, for two weeks.
I'll be very happy if that's the case.