I've probably said this before, but it bears repeating.
If you need to have a hip or knee done, don't wait! The longer you wait to have a hip or knee done, the worse you are probably making it on yourself in the long run. Recovery can take much longer because those muscles have not been used in months or years.
I know it's tough to make the desicion to have it done. It took me months to talk my stepdad into getting his hip done. It wasn't until he could hardly walk that he finally went and had it done. A couple of weeks after surgery, he said he wished he wouldn't have waited. He was in pain everyday for almost three years. A month after surgery, and he's a mall walker along with my mom.
I'm so happy to hear that things are working out well for those of you that have had this done. The goal is always to make patients ambulatory and pain free.
'07 DL1000 V-Strom