Kitty here, excited to find this site and read stories of encouragement. My THR (right) is scheduled for one week from today, next Wednesday, Oct. 19. Second one to follow as soon as I am recovered enough from first, estimating March or April. I am going into this surgery very strong physically and incredibly optimistic, positive and READY. I plan to remain on this pink cloud no matter what, refusing to believe anything other than my experience will be text book and my recovery will be swift. I want to share the only piece of advice that I am worthy to offer at this stage in the game: meditation has been the total game changer for me in terms of pain management. I truly don’t know how I would have gotten through to this point without it. As far as running goes, I’ll be back, all in good time.