Hi skywalker sorry of the everything that has happened to you love I sympathize with you I'm going through the same thing .I cancel my surgery September 18th due to fear of the unknown.I'm also young and the doctor told me that I have bone on bone and ortho arthritis and of many years of ballet dancing as well. I had a an accident on July 2017 a spinning class and right now I have a cortisone shot scheduled for Oct.24. I have heard that it will only delayed you for really being totally pain free which is having surgery. Also,I heard that the only little cartilage I have left if any it will destroyed it. Im rethinking my surgery with another surgeon. Also, Im wondering what hip implant is best and last longer since we are young. I heard metal on metal is not so good. I am not educate enough but heard that Smith and Nephew is a good hip implant for us it will last 30 or more years. I wish you the best and lets encourage one another. Im here for you. Blessings, Gretelin.