Hey, A little about me. I’m 25, 26 in 3 weeks. I’m 2 weeks post op. I suffered from AVN and was diagnosed at the age of 21. I was told to wait until I was AT LEAST 28 years old. My parents weren’t happy with that and searched for a surgeon that worked with younger patients and specialised in replacing hip joints. I was referred to UCLH at 22 and finally found a suregon that would operate but I now chickened out and decided that I WOULD wait as long as possible. Fast forward a couple of years, my husband and I decide to have a baby and of course the extra weight was going to damage my joint further. Once my son was born I made the decision that once I’d stop breastfeeding him I’d have my hip done. Now pre op I spent 6-7 days a week in the gym and some times I’d go twice a day. I’m avid cyclist too and I’m planning on cycling London to Paris at the end of May. I’m desperate to get back in the gym but I also appreciate the risks of dislocation and therefore don’t want to risk going back too early. My mother in law said her friend went back to the gym at 6 weeks post op and said that I’d have no problem. I know physios and doctors would probably suggest otherwise, hence why I’m asking you guys who actually have experience of a THR. So, when can I realistically expect to be back in the gym?