The picture says it all. I was talking to 2 of my running buddies last night (Andy and Alex) and they told me that when the hip gets replaced, I’ll be the bionic man. That’s how I feel…..the glass is at least half full. So it’s the 23th of December, and Christmas is just a few days away. I’m hopeful and optimistic for the new year. This year has been marked with some challenges, but I am excited for the new year and maybe more optimistic and hopeful than I’ve ever been. Not much new to report until I go in for my pre-op appointment on the 12/29. My Christmas gift is coming on 1/3/2012 and I’m as anxious as a little boy on Christmas eve waiting for the arrival of Santa.