Hello all. I'm scheduled for left THR on Sept 24th. Surgery scheduled at HSS in New York City. My surgeon is using the anterior approach. Tough to be excited about surgery, but I wish it was August 24th because the pain continues to worsen each day. I can remember back to Christmas time of 2016 with absolutely zero pain in my hip and flash forward to now with a pain level of 12 on a scale of 10. I still play golf once a week because, for some reason, the motion of the golf swing doesn't create any pain for me while it's happening. Walking the course is out of the question now, though, due to the groin pain and inflammation. The surgeon estimates that I could be back on the golf course by Thanksgiving. I would have hoped for March, so that gives me a nice cushion. My MRI showed a completely torn labrum and virtually no cartilage remaining in the area, with a large bone growth on the ball. I'm relatively young (51) and still active, but I have been feeling older and older each day, as I limp around. I've had a half dozen orthopedic surgeries in my life, but none since about 2008. I'm a little anxious to be going back under the knife, but definitely looking forward to being free of bone to bone pain in my hip.