Left THR/A on 14 May Posterior Approach Far different from first THR/A (2000) on right hip. (early life injuries from horses, motorcycles, falls in cold-weather inclement remote military sites and circumstances) Some pain establishing nerve block - finding right spot. 0720 start, and 0815 close. Limited oxycodone - 5 mg in recovery room, 10 mg twice day of op, with last at 1730 same day. None since. 1000 mg Tylenol every 6-8 hours. Discharged day following op - was offered opportunity to do the procedure outpatient, but had just turned 65 and Medicare requires at least one night in hospital. Recovery room experience different than first hip. First time was fully covered staff working several types of surgeries, whereas this one was joint replacement area so was more casual and friendly, without full bio suits. First hip I spent three nights in hospital. First PT "walk the hall" occurred about an hour after I returned from the recovery room, around 1030, or so same day. Staff monitored vitals all day with usual drip for antibiotics, blood thinner, stool softener, etc. Chatted with staff, had great breakfast and then lunch, etc. Oxycodone probably kept edge off during that period of time. Slept OK for a couple hours at a time the one night in hospital - the usual interruptions to measure BP, oxygen, etc. And, a 0200 blood work call. By 0600, I was well awake and ready to get going. PT discussion regarding exercises, etc, and walk the halls at 0830, occupational therapy discussion at 1000, and was released at around 1100 - back home by 1130 day following surgery. Evaluated options for using a walker and/or crutches and decided to use both a bit ... walker is easier to carry stuff around . Tylenol, Celebrex, and 81 mg aspirin. Walking getting easier each day ... icing every couple of hours. Looking forward to full recovery!