i had my left hip done November 2013. Had anterior replacement and everything went great. Only used a cane for a couple days after the surgery. Drove at a week and 7 weeks later l was back riding my horse. I had minimal pain and was off all pain medication after 3 weeks. The only pain was the iliopsoas that took several months to go away. April 12, 2019 I had my right hip done, anterior THR with the same surgeon that did my left hip.This time I have had so much more pain, swelling and bruising than with the first one. I have not used a cane since week 3 and feel good with that. I keep track of my steps with my Fitbit. I am now in my 9th week post op and doing between 1½-3+ miles a day total walking from the time I get up till the time I go to bed. I am working in my garden, going to the store, household chores, etc. Most of the muscle pain and ache is gone unless I do too much. Some pain from iliopsoas but I expected that and I'm sure it will get better over the next several months. Overall I think everything is going pretty good. The biggest problem is I can walk or work in the yard everything is ok but if I stand still for 5 or 10 minutes my leg starts to ache near the incision and if I don't sit down or start moving the ache gets worst till I ache from the incision to my knee. I have not been able to find much on this site or anywhere about other people with this problem. Anyone with info on this? This is such a great site with lots of great information I'm glad I found it. I hope all of you who have had a THR are doing well with your recovery. The toughest part for me is being patient an not doing too much. It is a long time for for total recovery. Good luck and a speedy recovery to all you new hipsters!