As a recap - My wife, Cristina is a 60 year old gym-rat female; 5'0", 124 lbs - who had a simultaneous Bilateral Total Hip Replacement (BTHR), (due to a battle with Osteoarthritis from the past 3-5 years) this past Tuesday, 8/27. Both of her points of entry were from the front (anterior). She stayed in the hospital from Tuesday (surgery day) until noon on Friday 8/30, when we brought her home. She did fantastic in the hospital. Complained very very little, in the hospital - The only complication from surgery, is a small vertical bone fracture on her right-side (outside) femur, non load bearing, and above the joint. Doctor says he not concerned - it should heal over time, but no full weight on that leg, for 3-4 weeks. That's more frustrating than anything else, because it's just one more thing we have to focus on, during recovery. Other than that, she's had persistent low blood pressure for as long as I've known her, but Doctors didn't want to give her too much pain meds, with a really low blood pressure. She gets 1 Tramadol as needed, and the rest is Tylenol and a stool softener/laxative. In the hospital, she rested on Tuesday, but was at her PT classes (via wheelchair) on Wednesday, walked (via a walker) to her class on Thur and Friday morning (wheelchair'ed it back from class). Did all her exercises in PT and we took a lap around the halls of the hospital, each day - on Thursday, we did a morning and afternoon lap. Friday morning, she walked (via a walker) to and from her PT morning session, before we were released. And so home therapy began on 8/31. We're doing 2 rounds of exercises per day, minimum - 3 maximum (hint: we're in no danger of bumping up against the maximum yet). She good about doing her exercises in bed. We haven't done any of the standing exercises yet. We're going to try and tackle those this week. She brushes her teeth every time she uses the bathroom. (a small obsession that makes her feel good from being in bed/chair, all day). She also walks out in the garage with her walker, at least 2 times per day - She's very self-motivated (doesn't need me nagging her), but this morning, she started crying (out of frustration) during her morning walk - I think because she assumes it gets easier each day, and this morning must have felt like a big step backwards. We fought through it, and completed the morning routine. She's in bed now. Anyhow, it reminded me of 2 things - (first) we probably haven't been icing her thighs enough - I only have two pair of large ice pads, and rotating two pair, two at a time, isn't the constant that we probably want, and may be contributing to her difficulty. She seems to have more "power" when she's been iced properly and when she's on a Tramadol and (second) that we have a great group of people in this forum that have already been through this.