Hi Everyone, First time here..!! BoneSmart.org Looks Awesome...!! Thank you so much..!! So I moved to Puerto Rico about 5 years ago. Originally from Philadelphia then Florida for about 15 years. Woke up one morning about 5 months ago with really severe muscular pain in my upper right thigh and groin and didn't know what hit me. Took a few months to figure out what was going on since I've had Sciatica which comes and goes and much of the pain is in similar areas for both Sciatica and Osteoarthritis. Since I never had a problem at all with my right leg I assumed it was the Sciatica moving around because on the same day I developed the pain in my right leg the pain in my left leg went away for the most part. So long story short, had an MRI done late December while in Florida and My Primary Care Physician took one look at the report and told me I needed a THR ASAP... because early avascular necrosis was present. The doctor actually shook me up a little bit. It was almost kind of "You need a heart operation today..!" I was like... What..!!..?? He actually said to me if I didn't do anything, at some point my hip would would turn to MUSH..!! WOW..!! LOL...!! OK... I think I'm going to do this..!! So I have surgery scheduled for January 29th. Just made the arrangements yesterday. Was trying to figure out should I do this in the states or in PR since I have family in Florida. After realizing I would pretty much have to be in Florida for up to 3 months because of flying restrictions after surgery decided to do it in Puerto Rico. Actually this is going to work out pretty good because apparently and I just found this out, post op is handled much differently in Puerto Rico than in the states. I had been reading on BoneSmart of so many people being sent home pretty much the same day as their surgery and that really had me concerned since I live alone right now in a 2nd floor walkup. I would of had to make a whole lot of arrangements with many people for traveling and getting food and just about everything else. Was told by my doctor I would be in the hospital 3 days and would be in a inpatient recovery center for 2 weeks for rehab and could stay up to a month if needed. So I was thrilled to find this out. This is really a life saver for me. So anyway I'm ready to go and thanks very much to everyone at BoneSmart.org for your great site and to all the people who visit and post their experiences. Bye for now..!!