Like so many before me, feeling frustrated that my right hip kicked up with extreme pain. It has been 2yrs since my left hip was replaced and life was really good. I actually go to put in some veggies last summer and clear up some of the flower beds. It was so good not to be hurting anywhere. About 3wks ago I noticed pain in my right hip (groin area) after riding the exercise bike which is a recumbent and I was not using a high level of tension - just trying to get some muscles back from winter so I could actually ride my outside bike this year after some years of no riding due to knee surgeries/recoveries, hip surgery/recovery and work. As you can sense from this I am not too happy with the timing - I know it will be better but I still want to cry. My husband and I went to New Orleans last week for vacation and I found I had very bad pain with walking (uneven sidewalks) and especially sitting and getting up (changing the position where the hip as to move is agonizing at times). Also sleep became an issue since moving the hip hurts. Just like last time, I cannot lift my leg up to step on stairs or put on clothes and especially socks easily and always with pain. I tried explaining to husband that it was my hip and I could not keep up with the speed of his walking but he still thought it was because I was out of shape (yes, I am but it was the pain that was causing the problem). He is normally supportive but it was our big trip and his frustration was palpable. Unfortunately, the same thing happened a few years back when we had a vacation in Chicago and my right hip was not cooperative. Emotionally this was hard to take along with the pain even though I understood his frustration. He has never had anything major wrong except some back pain that goes away within 1-2d. Right now, I have seen my PC and he agrees that my hip will need attention. I have scheduled an appointment with my OS or rather his PA as his first appt. is in September. I will be seeing the PA on Thursday 5/2 which is great. I just want to get this moving along. The frustrating part is that I saw the OS in Jan 2019 for a 5yr check on my knees and 2yr check on my hip (missed the 1yr check) and everything was great with me and on x-rays. I know that these silly joints do not always cooperate. I am stealing myself for the surgical wait which might be as long as 5m - I hope no longer. He is very good and very busy and has done my other 3 joints with no issues and great care so I do not really want to go to someone else. I just hope that the x-rays show the damage clearly so that there are no more delays with getting an MRI and approval for such or recommending PT which last time just extended my torture and pain. I am trying to pace myself and hopeful. The worst part is that I cannot find a comfortable spot to sleep. The only good part is that I am now retired so at least I do not have to try to go to work. I am not afraid of the surgery though I am sure I will get more nervous the day before. I am more concerned with the wait and getting through it and dealing with my husband's frustration. He is much better once I have the surgery - he is then very helpful. I am so glad to have this site as somewhere to go, read other people's stories and feelings and not feel so alone. This site has helped me through all 3 joint replacements and I know it will help me again with this hip.