Hi all, 2 weeks from today is my surgery for left hip revision. Like everyone else here prior to surgery I’m getting the jitters. I guess what is really very hard for me is I had my first THR 2 years ago come August. Since then I’ve been using a walker full time and it bothers me that after this time around are things going to be better. From what I understand from my surgeon the stem in my femur is loose so plan is to open the femur like a book, implant a longer stem and put the femur back together with ties? Or screws? It worries me if my femur can withstand all of this because I do have osteoporosis and what if my femur is basically deteriorated? I even asked my surgeon if he could just put a new femur in. He said he has done that before but won’t in my case. I went to another surgeon for a second opinion and he refused to do the revision. Said go back to the surgeon that did the original surgery. I took it upon myself to go to outpatient PT to try and get stronger for the surgery. I believe that will be a plus. I’m also going into this revision healthier due to losing a lot of weight over the last few years but have CKD so that is also a big worry for me. I’ve progressed from stage 3b to stage 2 but am worried that with all of the pain meds I’ll be taking I may regress back to my old numbers. Pain meds are very hard on kidneys. Anyway, as the day draws nearer I know I’ll become more and more anxious, since I’m on meds for anxiety anyway. That’s another worry, is the anesthesia going to cause problems with my anxiety meds. I can’t just stop the anxiety meds because it really makes me feel uncomfortable. Thanks for listening and good luck to all other May Marvels.