I’ve been reading the posts here for about 6 months and I have to confess that it’s this group that really made me feel ok about moving forward with my replacement. I had the left hip (anterior) approach done on May 22nd – am a Triathlete (3 Ironmans, countless 1/2s and sprint distances), trail runner (all distances including 50ks) and marathoner (Boston Finisher), 55 year old female…AND I didn’t want the “fun” to end ALREADY! So thank you all for inspiring me and helping me get this new lease. I’m 5 weeks out, still have some swelling in the upper thigh area, but if you didn’t know it..you wouldn’t be able to tell that I had a replacement – I’m walking 3-5 miles/day, swam (the pools are open now!) already and am just waiting for the healing process to really do it’s thing so I can slowly start running again (I’m not in a hurry…I’ll take my time). I look forward to posting more about my personal progress and in the meantime enjoy reading about the progress of others. Thanks “HipBrother Tom” for starting this site!