I had anterior right THR 3 weeks ago, on 12/12. I'm doing pretty well I think. In the hospital 24 hours, only took serious pain pills (vicodin) for 3 days and not very many - been taking an occasional tylenol since. I used a walker for about 5 days and have been walking with a cane since then. Still have sore, weak thigh muscles but steadily getting better. Like I've seen posted here, I was told to walk for therapy and if I overdo it and have pain, take it easy for a day or two. I seem to need extra sleep - I suppose that's part of the healing process, so I sleep as much as I need. Are other people experiencing this? I started doing very easy workouts on my Total Gym. I've read through several threads on this forum and I feel bad for the people having problems. Hopefully mine will remain smooth, but I'm taking potential problems as a caution. I did something really stupid on New Year's eve - I knelt to the floor, realized it was a mistake and got right back up. It was a brain glitch/senior moment I guess. Instead of supporting myself on nearby furniture, or asking for help, I powered my way up. My right thigh strained and my hip popped loudly and moved a little I think - probably came close to dislocating it. I got queasy and light headed and had to lay down for a few minutes to recover, so don't do that, lol. That's the only real problem I've had so far. I was cleared to drive after two weeks, at my post op appointment with the surgeon. This forum is very informative - wish I'd found it before the surgery.