Hello All, Courtesy of my deceased Irish Gran, it seems I have inherited the arthritic hip condition with which she was riddled but my Father escaped. Can't choose your family huh? I was diagnosed with severe arthritis of my right hip circa 4+ years ago and have been trying to put off the inevitable for as long as possible. However, now the discomfort has worsened to the point that my mobility is significantly impaired, I struggle with socks/shoes and my left hip is starting to show related symptoms. This has led to many conversations with my wife about "tipping points" and "quality of life", resulting her in coercing me into action. So the deed has been done, I'm booked in for THR on 18th October (OS targeting ceramic on ceramic with uncemented stem). Despite reading the information packs, watching the DVD etc, it still doesn't seem "real" yet. I guess reality will bite closer to the time.. Cheers!