I am 72 years old and had THR on May 9th. I am getting very discouraged and depressed because I don't seem to be healing as fast as I thought I should. I did some post op therapy until my surgeon told me to stop due to swelling in the incision area. I still have a lump on my leg and also pain when I walk. I think my left leg (the one I had surgery on) is longer than my right leg so I walk crooked and with a limp which I don't want to do!! I'm sorry I even had this surgery..... I still cannot sleep on my side (either one) without pain and hate sleeping on my back. I would just like to hear that I will get better and will walk without pain and a limp. The last thing I want is to be crippled the rest of my life. I walk daily but not very far...maybe a couple of blocks a few times a day. I do ice it when it hurts. Is there anything else I can do to help my healing? Exercises? Anything? Any help/suggestions/ideas would be very much appreciated.