I was quite on board with being booked in for THR, even though, like many others, it sort of came out of the blue. I believe the surgeon wouldn't be doing it if he didn't think I need it. BUT, and I feel like a baby now, I saw a physio a couple of weeks ago (for a whinging Achilles, probably caused by gait) and she told me that there is no reason (I showed her my hip xrays) for me limping or for being slightly bent over and that I need to stop doing it. Well, I feel as if my right hip won't actually release all the way as I walk, and also that I can't quite straighten up out of it. However, my last xray report merely said minor OA in left and moderate in right (the stiff side), with no explanation as to what is actually going on. My surgeon dismissed the xray and said he goes on how I feel which is good but he's not enormously good at explaining things. But since the physio's remark I can't help wondering if I'm somehow imagining the symptoms and therefore acting them out. I know - too much introspection and I'm in danger of seeming paranoid but I think I could do with some of the wise people on B/S to talk me out of it. And if I can work out how to add my xray, I would be very grateful if @Josephine could point out the grotty bits please? I think I need my 'symptoms' vindicating (or not!) in b+w.