Good Sunday morning, @Alitm. Although the news about your mother-in-law isn't great, at least she'll be sent home from the hospital soon. I hope the doctors have more information for the family once further testing is done, and another miracle recovery is in the works. Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law, however, one more "crisis du jour" it sounds like. Fingers crossed that it all turns out well for these folks. But, also so happy to read your GOOD news--a new baby, always wonderful to have a new life here with, I hope, two happy and excited parents and family members there to lend support and love as well. You always sound so much more educated and focused about your recovery than I do, I am a bit jealous although I know part of this knowledge and involvement, as you've commented before, is attributable to your work rehabilitating horses. I sometimes feel as if I have no idea where I "am" in terms of recovery, what I should be expecting of myself, and where I should be focusing my time and attention. I got discharged from PT when they said I was doing well (whatever the heck that means!) and to just keep up the good work. I am someone who thrives on direction and structure, and I always worry that I'm not doing enough to keep my progress on track. This whole hip issue threw me off balance, my world completely off kilter, and I feel as if I've not righted myself yet and worry I never will. My PT noted that I am a bit of an overachiever in terms of my expectations of myself, and perhaps that is true. I just want to get back--yeah, age and hips say otherwise--to a time in my life when bending, stooping and just being were easy, comfortable and, most importantly, I didn't have to think about it. Even though I was able to get down to deliver bedtime kisses and hugs to the Littles, it was an effort getting down and certainly getting up! Will this ever change? Or am I "doomed" from here on out to always be aware of my physical actions, constantly adjusting activity and rest so I can just live my life?! It feels so discouraging sometimes. I know I am whining, but sometimes it does feel as if this whole aging, hip deterioration thing has taken over my life--argh! Okay, on a more cheerful note, I am so happy to read that you've got such a good physio who provides very specific direction and that the advice she's giving is working for you. I am betting by this summer you'll be rarin' to go, with healthy, strong and fully functioning hips! Woo, hoo!