I had my first follow up appointment one month after surgery. Everything looked good; advised to wait a couple more months to start running, next follow up in 11 months.
The hip feels GREAT; probably better than it has in the last 6 or 7 years. I can also sleep through the night and not wake up every hour or so. Sometimes I wish I that would have had the surgery earlier, but I am glad that I spent the time researching the types of surgery available and found the right surgeon for me. Since I went so long before I had the surgery, I have some issues with lower back tightness and gluteal weakness, but they are being addressed through PT.
This morning I walked 5 miles at a 15:09 pace followed up by 20 minutes on the elliptical. I never thought I would be happy to see a 15 min pace, but it happened today.
In less than 6 weeks I went from not knowing if I could ever run again to trying to decide if I can be ready for a half next spring or wait until the fall. I cannot describe how awesome that feels.