Here we go again. Right THR back in September of 2013 which went extremely well. I walked out of the hospital, cane held above my head, 24 hours after the surgery. I 'ran' a marathon, that's 26.2 miles, on an elliptical on my 6 month surgery anniversary. At my one year check-up, the doc said," See you in six years!" I was ready to go! Started riding the bike more and more and stayed active with the kids, life was great! I even made a huge change in my nutrition in 2017 and by eliminating gluten, dairy and sugar I lost 60 pounds! I figured the hip would become a permanent memory. Wrong. There had been a few moments through the 5½ years that the hip would remind me that it was Titanium, ceramic and plastic. I live in Colorado and the weather can get pretty crazy. The old hip was becoming quite the barometer! I knew if the forecast was calling for a big snowstorm or other prolonged low pressure weather, I would keep the Advil handy. About 6 months ago, those little reminders were becoming more and more frequent. Getting that right foot up to pull on socks and shoes is sometimes as painful as it was pre-THR. I saw my primary care doc and asked about some PT to see if we could figure something out. It was presenting like hip flexor tendonitis. A few weeks of PT and no real improvement. My therapists finally said, get some pictures to make sure there isn't something else going on. Sure enough, the stem is very well seated at the base. The top half, not so much. My Ortho said he hasn't seen this much, and he does ALOT of hips! He thinks that the bottom end being so well fixed in place caused my bones to figure everything was good and stopped growing bone around the upper part of the stem. Now we have a loose stem. I always though I had a couple of screws loose, but not my hip! So, here we are again. I've thrown my name in the April Rainbow basket because I'm not waiting to get this fixed. I'm only 52 years old and need to keep up with a 12 and 15 year old! Thanks for listening!