Hi everyone! I had my original left hip replacement done going on 3 years now. I am still using a walker from that surgery. My thigh pain has gotten worse as well as my groin. My surgeon has been telling me all along that I needed a revision due to loose stem, and no bone growth to the stem. I have been resisting doing the surgery due to the rough time I experienced with my original hip surgery, done posterior. Finally I knew I did not want to keep using the walker and be rid of the pain. I decided to go ahead and my surgery is scheduled for May 24. Due to me having CKD I’m very worried about my kidneys. Pain meds really affect the kidneys negatively and I’ve worked very hard to protect my kidneys and got to stage 2 from stage 3. I surely don’t want to regress in that area. So yes I’m anxious and nervous.