Hi Everybody. First of all, let me thank you for all the information on this site. Its great to have a place to go to read about others having similar problems. My husband had his 6th hip surgery since Nov 2005 in January. As expected, the surgeon had to break his femur bone to get the old one out and while inserting the new stem, he heard a crack and found that the femur bone had cracked from the stem down. He put 5 cerclage wires around the femur to help it heal. He was told no weight bearing for at least 6 weeks and no therapy or exercises. Just to give you his "hip" background... Nov05 RH Resurfacing Feb07 RH THR - Stem punctured through femur & out back side of leg. same day 2nd RH THR Nov09 Released Psoas Muscle & Revised RH Jan11 RH Replaced cup Jan12 3rd RH THR fractured femur below stem and 5 cerclage wires. He went back to his surgeon at the 6 week mark and was told that the bone has not begun to heal as yet and he is still not allowed to weight bear. It will be 9 weeks on Wednesday and any time he tries to put any weight on it, the pain gets a lot worse and he has to take more pain killers. Has anybody had this situation? He is getting very frustrated and depressed. He is still in considerable pain and has a hard time getting around and taking care of himself. He can't shower on his own, carry meals or drinks. We are just lucky that I can work from home. But I wonder if I am hindering his recovery. He tried to use a walker but he can't not weight bear on it, so it's crutches. The doctor says that it could be up to a year to 18 months before he is pain free. On the plus side, it seems that the pain is coming from the femur only and the hip pain he has been suffering with seems to be gone Any advice?