It has been 5 years since I had a LTHR. I had quite a bit of thigh pain for many more months after my surgery and still have it from time to time. But, all in all, my left hip is much better since my surgery. My right hip has been bothering me for a few years now and I have put off doing anything about it because I am a bit gun shy after my rough recovery. Plus, my ortho at the time felt it might get better after I had my left hip replacement. Well, it hasn’t and the pain has gotten to a point where I am finally ready for another new hip. The difference this time is that I have different insurance now and can choose my surgeon, whereas before I was stuck in an HMO and could only use their doctors. I have found a surgeon who comes highly recommended here in San Diego and I am feeling much more confident this time around. I met with his PA yesterday and have decided to go through with the surgery. I meet with the surgeon on July 30 and will probably have surgery in September after I get through some trips I have planned. So.....because this site was so helpful to me last time, I am going to be visiting it often. I just wanted to say hi!