Well!! Back again! This time I need a new hip! :( Dr Cusick, that did my TKR has moved to Illinois (I am in Ks) So I am trying a different doc. I am waiting for a call to schedule my surgery. I had a cortisone injection Feb 20. Was great for 1 wk. Then in a matter of 48 hours it went BAD! I am now using crutches to get around. Taking 15 mg Mobic and just today added extra strength tylenol to the mix. His office has a policy of waiting 90 days after an injection to do a jt replacement. I guess infection rate after an injection goes up to 2.5% (From 2.1% without an injection) I am having his nurse ask if we can waive that requirement, informed consent! At the 1st appt he said I would be a good candidate for an anterior approach, other than that I don't know any other details yet. I will be back with a surgery date soon, hoping for April??! Just starting to do my reading for my new hip, crossing my fingers that hips are easier than knees!!