Ken, just read your post and it sounds so familiar to my situation. I am now 60 years old. I had a total right hip replacement on January 4, 2017. Both my General Practitioner and Surgeon both said the same thing-you won’t be able to run after the replacement (told me this at least twice). It scared me to death to hear those words. When I found this website it really gave me a flicker of hope that I could resume running. Well, after many 5K’s and 10K’s and 2 half marathons I am training for my first marathon in April. I’m sure it’s not a guarantee that a person will be able to run after a replacement. And many doctors do not have that much experience with patients who have had replacements that resume a very active running life. So, they are extremely cautious in recommending running again. My advice is at least give it a try and give it time. I waited at least a year before I pushed the limits of my abilities. You will receive many kudos’s from others around you respecting you for attempting to run again. But, if running is not in your future there are other plans for your life. God Bless!