@Trendynan what a time you've had! I hope your granddaughter is on the mend, your antibx work instantly, and your surgery goes off flawlessly! To answer your original question On my second hip, I had an original date of August 2016. In July there were problems in two places in my family, and (long story short) I rescheduled for Feb 2017. In January 2017 a cardiac issue was discovered, and after a good while of testing I had a cardiac ablation. I cancelled the hip until further notice. After the obligatory waiting period, I was able to schedule with OS for July 2017, without an additional consult because my xrays were less than a year old. Third time's the charm! You will do fine, and the OA pain will be gone forever!