The hip was replaced on 28 December. I am recovering nicely. Praise be. I'd appreciate knowing anyone else who has had this type of surgery, to tell me of their experience. I get PT 3 times a week. I was let out of the hospital on 31 December 2004. I hope that my health holds up in 2005, year of the ROOSTER (for what it's worth)....there is worse than THR, I know that. I've been out of the house, last Saturday and see my OS (ortho surgeon) on 9 February. I can walk again with no pain and am thankful for that. U know who.