Hi all I've been lurking for a couple weeks and finally received my email link to join up with you all. Can't believe I am having to have this surgery but ole man OA has a grip on me and this is the first step forward. I am an old RN and frankly scared to death. Tomorrow I go in for a follow up appt because I've developed a weird cough for about 8 wks now. Kind of breathless when I walk and talk - not good a week out from surgery. I am reading all of the info here and trying to get my house in order which is super difficult when your hobbled. Guess you all know that... Anyway this is such a great place for all of us and wanted to say hello and thanks!