an54! Thanks for a great update (and your hilarious creative contributions to our social room) I have been trying to drop carbs to lose fifteen pounds I've put on in the last two years as my hips do like it when I'm lighter I think. I sure do love and miss my taters! I have seen improvement week over my one year mark..things are less tight and less sore after lots of activity and not enough activity would definitely stiffen me up. It is quite the journey...and with spring on its way...you will keep getting alot of good days with that new hip.