My husband gets very annoyed with me as I go to sleep almost as soon as I sit down and keeps asking me why I do this. Well, I have very bad nights when I hardly sleep at all due to hip pain. When I get up I make myself do a few household chores which inludes making the beds and washing up breakfast dishes. About 12.30 I do sandwiches or salad for us for lunch and again wash up afterwards. Then most days we get ready and I drive to the supermarket where my husband just sits in the car while I struggle round doing the shopping. It really is a struggle as my hip hurts so much. The driving also gives me great pain. After putting shopping away I prepare the evening meal, and after eating I once more wash the dishes. All this makes me feel really exhausted and yet it is such a small amount of activity to what I used to do before my hip. I am just hoping that once my hip is done I shall have a lot more energy. How do other hippies get on? .