Hi there, I have been reading the forum for a while. I had a total hip replacement (Anterior) in May 2016. Post-operative pain was horrific and I was on so much strong medication to control the pain, yet I was still in tears with break through pain. The surgeon put this down to my fibromyalgia. The pain settled a little within a month, recovery was steady, but painful. I saw the Surgeon at 2 weeks, then he didn't want to see me again till 12 months. I kept gong back to him at 3, 4 and 6 months, when I felt patronised by him saying some people take a year to recover. Well I am not some people. I was training with a PT (boxing), until a couple of months prior to my surgery, I was a really fit person. I am not over weight. You would think I would have been leaping out of bed on day 1. The Surgeon each time he saw me said it was the fibromyalgia. At 11 months I sought a second opinion. Despite x-rays, an MRI and a cortisone injection to rule out psoas tendinitis, nothing is showing up on any imaging. Blood tests are inconclusive. Moving forward to today, I remain in severe pain on a number of pain relieving drugs to allow me to function. My mobility, reduction of pain and quality of life are no different than I was prior to the op. I have been forced into early retirement as I cannot walk far, use a walking stick and cannot weight bear for 45 minutes at a time. I feel like I am still walking bone on bone and a broom handle is stuck up my thigh. The second opinion Surgeon doesn't want to see me before November when a bone scan is to be done. He is colluding with the first surgeon and I feel let down. I emailed the first surgeon last week to say how I was and I have never received any reply, not even from his staff. Since a jarring of my hip 10 days ago, the pain has increased and November seems a long way away. My chiro did an x-ray at my request, but I haven't heard back if anything is showing up. I have no idea what to do now and feel let down. I continue to do Hydrotherapy x 3 week. I am in pain 24/7 and don't sleep well now. Can anyone give me hope of being normal again.?