65 YO runner of 55 years. Finally it is time. To get this done. 6 years since diagnosis of an impinged hip and severe osteoarthritis. I actually continued to run up until two weeks ago but 11+ min miles now . X ray was pitiful. Oh yes it hurts to walk now and when I move it. It was a joy, NOT....walking through LAX last week !!Surgeon rolled his eyes at my wife, then smiled. So the shortest day of the year first day of winter. I'm ready. I keep thinking of my 1:31 half marathon at age 55. Then 2 years later how the wheels fell off. Seems my knee pain back in high school and college while running was really from my impinged hip. Crazy that I was able to run upwards of 70 to 100 miles a week for so many years before the hip said no more. Also seems to be a genetic issue. My father at 55, my first cousin on my dads side both hips in his late 50s. I made it to almost 66). I have avoided most pain medication maybe an aleve or aspirin once a day once a week over the past few years. Did not want other issues from NSAIDS. Did some Tumeric and Tart Cherry. Did it help? Don't know. Having it done at Duke in NC by the surgeon who has replaced Coach K Basketball Coach at Dukes Knee, and many other athletes.