I am 6 weeks out from a RTHR. My right hip is doing great - no pain other than the occasional soreness in the incision area. My left hip is the problem now. I also have OA in that hip and am going to have it replaced. My surgeon said "most" people like to wait about 6 months to do the 2nd one. Right now, the left hip is hurting so much I'm afraid it is impeding my recovery. I'm not on any pain meds and I really don't want to start any. Any suggestions on how to deal with a painful unoperated hip while recovering from hip replacement on the other side??