@lovestars--- What I meant by my comment was that even if I didn't get a bit better than I was right now, I'd be happy. I can walk/hike several miles, garden, and pretty much do everything I could before my hip went bad----I think the word "stuck" was perhaps confusing?!?! I have chosen not to do formal weight lifting/exercise classes yet because I feel pretty fit without them. And yes....ICE is definitely my go to remedy for those rare times something feels off! Hope this makes more sense now?