Well, here I am on the other side, & so far, so good. I had my LTHR & right hip injection & manipulation last evening, was in theatre around 2 hours, & after a spinal with sedation was in recovery for about 30mins. The spinal was fine - not too keen on it going in, but quickly had sedation & never even felt myself lying down. So far have survived 100% pain-free on ibuprofen & paracétamol every 4-5 hours, taken with a stomach protector. Have asked not to have oral morphine, but with it on reserve if needed. Went down for X-ray this morning, & it was sore on the wound when I got squashed in between poles on a lifting sheet, but only for a few seconds whilst pressure was on it. The X rays confirmed everything in the right place. I'm waggling my feet as instructed, & got up an hour ago for a short walk with the physios. Didn't like the feeling that my legs were of different lengths - like if you wear odd shoes! But no real pain at all, either during or after. However, I admit to being v scared & demanding lots of reassurance from the PT. I've had a catheter (bliss! - can drink gallons - as instructed - with no bathroom panics!), but sadly that's coming out soon (shame!). The food is fab here, & ive just hoovered up a Ceasar salad followed by salmon with tarragon potatoes. However, not impressed by gardeners arriving under my window at 7.30am to do an hour's v noisy leaf-blowing! Or village church clock striking the hour, every hour throughout the night! What with that & chirpy staff coming to do obs every 2 hours, sleep was patchy. So, afternoon TV with a good book & a snooze, I think! Will report back when anything interesting happens!!