Hello everyone, I have been reading posts on this site for just over a year. I am 55 and due to the positive outlook of hiprunners on here I can finally see a future that includes a return to at least jogging. I had my first hip replaced in february 19 and my second 2 weeks ago today. 12 weeks after my first hip replacement I jogged a 5k parkrun in 28 mins and was amazed that my new hip had no pain at all, however my other hip was also in dire need of replacing. I waited 9 months for my second hip, and 2 weeks after surgery I am walking 3 miles a day and virtually no pain. I would just like to tell anybody who is contemplating surgery to strengthen the area as much as possible via cross trainer or bike to give yourself the best chance of a speedy recovery and keep positive. My need for surgery was due to hip dysplasia from birth and my new hip is metal/plastic. It has taken 5 years to get here from initial pain in my left hip but fingers crossed I will start jogging again in 10 weeks. Mentally it can be tough, but there are so many good outcomes on here it certainly kept me focused. Thanks again everyone.