Hi all, I am 45 and having THR on June 6th. I have had pain for over 10 years, thinking it a groin problem all along. Turns out it's bilateral dysplasia and though my left hip is worse than my right, the right has acetabular cysts from a huge tear in the labrum. I was scheduled in January but had to postpone due to work. I spent 5 months in agony last year and about the time I began to think of surgery the flare up began to ease. I've had several other flare ups over the years and the inevitability of the next one is what is driving my decision to have it done now. In my mind, it's not that bad right now. I'm not in agony. The pain is always there though, I'm just so used to it I don't recognize it as wrong. Still, I had my very first anxiety attack while sitting in the surgeons waiting room. My head has just been all over the place. I have begun recording every time I get that painful hitch that feels like I might lose my leg from under me and the times it just throbs while standing or sitting. That data and Forums like these have helped me so much to get out of my own head and have helped me regain some peace. Thank you!