By this time tomorrow, I should be just about done. As of now, I'm scheduled for 6:30 AM. We're staying in Philadelphia tonight, just a few minutes away from the hospital. I'm both scared and ready. I think I'm more scared of the post op discomfort and restrictions than the actual surgery. I know I still have a challenge ahead of me. I'm trying to be realistic in what the recovery time may be like. I want to thank everyone who has offered words of advice and encouragement. I keep joking that I'm getting a new hip and then I'll be 40!! (I'm 62) It's been a very stressful week, I've been patting my oldest daughter together after a terrible breakup on top of trying to prepare to be temporarily sidelined. But I have a lot of support here, friends making meals, sister (an icu nurse) flying in to help me, and I think my husband and kids have an idea of what to expect. So....deep breath. This is it!