I haven't posted in a while - so here is the scoop. Slated for bilateral hip on 9\22, however, my Doc. found the right hip reconstruction much more complex than originally thought (very shallow cup) and I suffered a fair amount of blood loss so he backed off the 2nd hip. It is now 9\27 and I am going in this morning for the left hip. I am moving well on my new right hip with a walker and anticipate the same once the 2nd op is complete. I am only experiencing post-op discomfort on the right hip - NO hip pain - WooHoo! Right now the most annoying thing is the itch associated with the incision healing (approx. 4") and the slight pull of the dressing tape. Wow, does it feel good to complain about "normal" stuff!! i will post again after the 2nd surgery. Diane i am emailing from my hospital bed - cable TV, internet and music combo.