So, I had a THR on my right hip on January 4th of this year. So, as of today, that's 24 days or just over three weeks. I thought I'd give some background on my case and update as I continue through the recovery. Maybe something that I go through will help others or it may just give some insight on one single recovery. - I'm 51 years old and in pretty decent shape, albeit a good 30 pounds overweight. - About two years ago I ran 3 miles a day about 5 days a week. Started getting some knee pain and scheduled an appointment with orthopedic doctor (whom my wife, an OT, picked out). Amazingly, the doctor says that I have no problem with my knee, but as he examined me, thought I might have some with hips. Did more x-rays and yep, bone-on-bone in both hips due to severe osteo arthritis. He recommended THR for both. - I opted to deal with the pain and made it another 18 months before I scheduled another appt. The pain seemed to get maybe just a little bit worse overtime, but then reached a tipping point where it hurt all the time and kept me from doing anything. Gained some weight as I couldn't do any exercise. - Had the Right side replaced via the anterior approach at 630pm on January 4th (exactly two years after initial diagnosis). Got to my room at 1030 pm the first night and checked out on the 6th at noon. No problems on the ride home, car transfer, or making it up steps. - Week one at home was kind of a haze. Had three in-home PT visits that went great. The PT showed me the best way to get in and out of bed, a few basic exercises and watched my walk around the house on my walker. She actually discharged me on my fourth visit (1/17). - Week two I really tapered down the hard drugs and relied more on Tylenol. Tried to walk around the designated path in my house every 45 minutes or so. Everything was going great until once when getting out of bed and got intense, searing pain in my left (non-surgical) thigh. I had pain there before, but nothing like this. It hasn't stopped the pins and needles feeling since that day and at least once a day it feels like someone is stabbing me repeatadly in the thigh. - I stopped taking any of the narcotics during the day as of January 17th, though I have taken an oxycodone to help sleep through the night a couple of times since then. I had my follow up appt with my surgeon on January 20th. He took the stitches out and released me to go back to work. I have a desk job so it wasn't a huge deal. I actually drove home from the appointment and have been driving myself to work since then. - The first week of work was a mixed bag. Made it all day on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday was rough as the thigh pain on my left side, and some similar pain on my right side (specifically around the scar), really kicked in. The worst part was my knee pain (the reason I initially discovered the hip problems) kicked in to overdrive. Big time pain walking to the point I left at noon and went home. Iced the knee and the scar. Had a bunch of conference calls on Thursday so I just worked from home. I made it all day on Friday with minimal discomfort, but the knee is still somewhat painful. So, if any one actually made it through the above, I think I am doing ok though I am still dealing with a few issues. I actually have very minimal pain in the replacement hip. All my problem spots are those areas compensating for It. I'm scheduled to do the left hip on March 2, so I want to be ready for that when it gets here. The nerve pain in the left thigh really freaks me out, however, as I DO NOT want to have to deal with that feeling from here on out. I am also hopeful that my knee pain subsides. If any one has any exerecises to strengthen the knee, I would be interested in hearing them. Let me know if you have any questions, or just feel free to comment. Best of luck to all those going through this recovery.