Hi all, I have just discovered this forum and found this thread so informative as I was starting to think I was going mad, with all the down moments and lack of concentration etc. It seems that I'm experiencing what everyone has, which while it puts my mind at rest, I sympathise with everyone who has gone through it. I certainly do not want to hijack @@AndyH99 excellent freak so please feel free to move / delete my post. My story is I finally had my bilateral hip replacement on 14th April 2016. I am self employed and had put it off way to long meaning hips were in really poor condition. I was told my left hip is worst they had seen in years and right not far behind. They also said I should not have been able to walk given their condition. Well the day came and I was in pre-op getting slightly concerned that a lot of staff did not know what procedure I was having. My wife sat there open mouthed when someone in theatre gowns announced himself as assisting with my surgery and asked about my knee. When I informed him I was about to have a bilateral hip replacement he spent the next 5 minutes telling me how brave I was, that he wouldn't have it done and all the possible complications I could suffer having both operated at same time. Not exactly what you want to hear just before being wheeled into theatre! I had surgery under epidural and sedatives and was a little surreal to wake up hearing hammering and feeling my leg being manipulated before telling someone and being given another dose. After a night in PACU where the morphine drip packed up and I had very little feeling it either leg, I woke up amazingly feeling no pain. I went to the ward later that morning and everything was uneventful apart from a very short walk on a Zimmer frame in the afternoon. The next day I was on crutches and considering pre op I was in extreme pain despite being on the highest dose Tramadol allowed, I was able to walk almost pain free to the end of the hallway, only taking paracetamol. Day 2, Saturday another walk and the step. Physios very happy and told me if I can do stairs on Sunday they will sign me off. Then 11.30am I am taken to Radiology. The ward nurse told the porter they had to be careful as I was a double hip, however there was only one radiologist who physically forced me to lay on my left hip less than 48hrs after coming out of theatre. I was in excruciating pain and asked her to stop but she said it would only take a minute. I had my whole body weight on the hip with no side rails on the bed to hold onto and support my weight. Certainly discovered a new pain level at that moment. She also took an xray with me flat on the bed with toes pointed inwards so big toes touched. Two positions I had read that you should never get into post op. Anyway after returning to the ward the pain subsided and I forgot about the incident. Day 3 completed physio and signed off. Monday, day 4, 9.30am, I am told to make phone calls to arrange going home. That's where it all went downhill. 9.50am the surgeon visits me and tells me there is a problem with my xray and that the acetabular liner has slipped meaning that I need a 2nd surgery which would take place the following Thursday. Obviously I was not happy.