Hi - I've joined BoneSmart having just undergone a Bi-lateral THR March the 4th - I'm 62 and had no cartilage left, severe osteoarthritis to the point where there was virtually zero movement left in either hip and have an osteoporosis score of -4.1 (hips of a 90 year old). The surgery was apparently a challenge with a cup size of 50mm having to be increased through 52mm to 54mm just to find some relatively hard bone. I had Spinal, Epidural and General anaesthetic (I think the Anaethetist didn't want me to wake up) so was not allowed out of bed until the morning of day 4. First time up I felt like Bambi on ice with very mixed signals as to where my hips were. I haven't taken any painkillers since the Epidural was removed as the reduction in pain compared to pre-op was enormous. I left hospital with no advice on excercise or what to expect recovery wise so have tried to walk around the house with 2 crutches for 10 minutes every hour and have done some excercises I downloaded from the internet - followed all hip precautions to the letter. Things seemed to be going smoothly until 3 days ago (day 18) when my left hip seems to have developed pain when walking just as it reaches the vertical position. The sensation seems to emanate from where the hip joint is and it feels as though the joint is unstable. I have heard lots of stories of 2 week recoveries and walking unaided after 4 weeks but finding myself at day 21 I feel no furhter ahead than I did at day 12. I have been given no advice or cantacts for any queries I may have so you are my only help as you have all been in my position. Thanks for any help or advice.