I will be two years waiting for surgery this October. I have degenerative arthritis in both hips but the right one is worse, just bone on bone. I saw my surgeon in July and all he did was ask me if the hospital had called me yet. I said no and now my knee was as sore as my hip. He said he had no control over when the hospital would call me to book my surgery. I had seen him first last December and he told me he wanted me to go to physiotherapy before my surgery. I did that and was getting along pretty good except for the last 2-3 weeks. In 2002, I had an undiagnosed neurological condition which left me with left sided weakness, balance and speech problems. I bought a four wheel rollator as my cane was just go painful to walk anymore. I haven't been out to walk for over two weeks now, as it is just too painful. My rollator is too wide to get into our bathroom, so I am not always able to make it to the toilet in time. Thank God for pads. The pain has spread to both sides of my lower back. My MRI showed I have spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, bulging disks and I had a synovial cyst on my spine. That shrunk so the pain was more manageable. However, I am 76 and the pain is unbearable. The only relief I get is in bed surrounded by pillows and my magic bag. I can't get into a deep sleep because of the pain and I have to get up to use the bathroom twice or sometimes more during the night. I only have one working kidney so I have to be very careful what meds I can take to relieve the pain. I can't lift up my right leg anymore because of the shooting pain, so I can't get into the shower. I am seeing my own family doctor on Tuesday, but I don't think he can do more than my surgeon in getting my surgery done earlier. I have already fallen twice but luckily did not break my hip. I guess if I DO break it, they will be forced to do the surgery. I only have my husband, age 78 to care for me. I know he won't be able to look after me if I do get my surgery. The surgeon told me he would keep me overnight but that was it. I don't have too many solutions but I know this pain has become much worse. I may have to start contacting nursing homes to see what they have available. I know there are people fighting cancer and in worse shape than myself. I am usually a strong willed person and have survived major surgery a few times, but I have become despaired about my current situation. I don't know what else I can do about my situation. I would appreciate any advice. Thank you.