So glad to hear you have a plan re surgery #2. great news. i had my 6 week post op today and am allowed to get on celebrex for my hip in waiting. i hope it helps. i find anti-inflammatories more helpful than anything else for the OA pain. i was not allowed to take them for 6 weeks post op so looking forward to getting started again. i don't know about you, but my gait is terrible, and my surgeon said today it won't get much better till #2 is done. such a long drawn out process and lesson in patience for sure.