Thank you all for the encouragement, positive thoughts & prayers. I'm still nervous but one of the major hurdles is over - making a decision. When I asked the surgeon how bad my hip was, he said "BAD BAD" lol. One good thing the hospital I'm having surgery at requires is attending a Joint/Hip replacement class. It explains surgery, what to expect during recovery, limitations & you get a tour of the Ortho surgery unit and meet the staff. That makes me feel at ease. I left the surgeons office with printouts specific to my surgeon, pamphlets & a 3ring binder that has info and a pre-surgery checklist. I was given my form to have filled out by my PCP for surgery clearance. So far, it's all organized and not last minute chaos. Yay!