Hello everyone! This is my first post and having read others posts, I am so glad that I found this community. My surgery is scheduled for July 11th (posterior total hip replacement due to Grade 4 bone-on-bone degeneration and a shredded labrum in the left hip). As I have been in so much pain for the last year, I know I should be excited at the prospect of a new lease of life so to speak. That said, ever since the pre-op orientation last week, I have been having bouts of depression (something I rarely experience). I think most of it has to do with the prospect of losing my independence for an extended length of time and not having a huge support network (I will have in-home care for the first two weeks). Has anybody else experienced these feelings. If so, your feedback would be most appreciated!