Hi folks, Well I've made it across the surgery journey. Hip was replaced at 7am on Thursday. Anterior approach. The whole thing has been easy. I vomited once due to the combination of the effect of narcotics and an overly enthused physio but other than that I've been fine. I'm on Panadol and an anti-inflammatory only and apart from the stitches pulling when I walk very minimal pain. Day 1 surgery: felt fine, anaesthetist gave lots of anti nausea drugs. Didn't even use the PCA button thing... didn't need to Day 2: took a slow release narcotic which sent me spacey and was sick with it. Recovered later in the day when the drug wore off. Got out of bed and walked a little with walking frame Day 3: showered and dressed, small amounts of walking. No narcotics. Panadol only and ice for swelling. All is going in the right direction. Daytime TV in Australia is appalling and I haven't much brain space so a bit bored.....a good sign really Gratias R.