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Sarah thank you for your post, I am 3 weeks behind you at 5 weeks post anterior THA. Like you I had a roller coaster of improvement and failure. Most of the time it was because of my own need to over do it. When I would have weird knee pain or some kind of discomfort in my hip I would tell my PT’s first and they would adjust my therapy accordingly and change my habits and exercises at home. In the last few days I’ve began noticing more improvements and walking better. I don’t own a bike, but I am an ultra runner so I do go outside for walks/hikes. Yesterday I managed a 5k hike with the use of a trekking pole (in the snow, I live in Alaska after all) with no discomfort at all. I did rest the hip when I got home and applied ice as well. I was allowed to return to work last week on restricted duty (very restricted) desk work mostly with walking breaks every 30 minutes. I’m looking at getting a bike for cross training (I use to race bikes in the 90’s) and the more and more I hear from hip recoveries such as yours makes me want to get back on the saddle! Congratulations on the amazing recovery and keep it up!