I am having a total hip replacement on my right hip in less than 2 weeks. My hip has been hurting for the past 6 years but this last year has been very painful. I had an injection that only gave me comfort for about a month. I feel weird because I'm only 49 years old. I'm very physically fit and an avid weight lifter. I used to run everyday but I can no longer run like I used to. I look like the picture of health but in a lot of pain. During my hip replacement class I felt very out of place. Everyone else there looked like they really need this procedure. I kinda feel like that able body jerk who parks in the handicap space. I am also worried that my hip replacement will prevent me from remaining physically fit.