So I hit the dance floor yesterday evening at the Big Band Swing benefit event. In the summer I had decided (or rather I had 'hoped' ) that November 23rd, about four months from my surgery date, would mark my return to more-or-less normal life. Yes, I used a walker/zimmer for my first month post-op--- sloooooooooow progress indeed compared to some who move onto a cane in the first five days, and hit the slopes at 30 days (surely the latter are mythical creatures??). However my eye was on the long-term ball (pun intended), and so far, so good. I dined, I danced, and I drank far too much wine. But I survived intact and did not injure myself. I'm a bit stiff this morning... but when am I not stiff in the morning? Does it ever go away at this age? @Going4fun , here is my dance report: the event may have featured a Big Band orchestra, and advertised itself as a Swing Gala, but that didn't mean it was filled with a swing dancing crowd. In fact I saw only two other couples who could really dance, so basically the dance floor was a well-dressed mob moving, gyrating and jerking around to the music somewhat randomly. I mostly danced with my swing dance buddy, the light-as-a-bird one, so had no truly muscular challenges as can happen with a robust Neanderthal lead. I also had a few other dances with random gentlemen as happens at these events, but none were Dancers. For those dances I just had to be nimble enough to keep out of the way of getting my toes stomped on, or to be crashed into an adjacent couple; that also takes skill, come to think of it . So while I can't say it was a brilliant evening dancing-wise, it was still significant for me as a kind of benchmark. @Alitm , I think of the dancing passion as somewhat akin to the horse-riding one, although I suspect riding requires much more core body strength and probably much more everything (I don't know. I'm not a horsewoman). I am following your thread with interest, despite not posting much. Just think, 2019 will see you riding again , and Going4fun and I will be dancing (not together, mind you!), and all this THR stuff will be fading into the past. Have a great weekend all.