I am starting my revision thread tonight because tomorrow, Jan. 2, I travel to NYC to stay overnight in a pretty cheap, well located, hopefully clean hotel with my son who is my "support person." I will get a call in the afternoon to tell me when I should arrive at HSS (Hospital for Special Surgery) on Jan. 3. My husband will probably be staying home as he needs to deal with his own medical issues this week. Thank heavens my son just finished his college degree and doesn't start his job until June. It was divine providence. He's a very upbeat guy and will help keep my mood positive. I'm also thankful my head cold is fading nicely. I noticed on my HSS account that Dr. Waddell has listed the brand and model of shiny new hardware he will be using on Thursday. Let's hope this one lasts me more than 9 years. The revision femoral implant will be larger and longer than the previous and uncemented. I have very long legs, so he should have plenty of bone to work with. I sometimes wonder if the length of my legs contributed to the torque forces on the prosthesis over the years and hastened the loosening. I am quite active with hiking and bicycling so I did put that hip through its paces. I'm ready to be on the healing side. Wish me luck on Thursday. I'll post when I get back home, most likely Saturday or Sunday.