Did not mean to sound so pessimistic about THR cuz I am not. At this point would do it again if I had it to do over. The joint is solid and pain free now as far as tenderness and I CAN walk longer and am much more stable than before surgery. I understand from all my readings here that it takes TIME for this to get as good as it is going to get.
Don't know if I would use the same OS although the hip healed quickly with no problems and that is good. Also no apparent nerve problems- just the leg length and still not as graceful as I'd like to be. LOL The OS was not very communicative about things and I would know zilch to this day if I had not researched so much here and elsewhere. For instance, no one to this day, not OS or PT has bothered to release me from any restriction and if I hadn't followed my own instincts and info from research I would still be on the 90 degree rule, or wearing PEDS, or walking straight up like a stick person. LOL
All in all, the surgery experience was not bad except for the severe muscle spasms I spoke of which no one knew what to do for!!!!!!! It was my primary care physician who said to take the Zanax as much as I needed for the time. When I told the OS about this later, he said, "Oh yes, science has proven that only Zanax and Valume really work at reducing spasms." Duuuuuuuh?????? So why didn't he tell me this the first night after surgery when the severe spasms started? The nurses were in a daze trying to time demeral and toradal at eight hour intervals just to give me 2 hours of relief after each one. Anyway, that is just an example but I still think I am the exception with the spams and have only read one other post who had them like I did. AND Anne's post is the first I have read where someone has the "stiffness" problem upon rising from a supine position. I really do wish there was more info about this cuz I am not going to bother even mentioning it to the doctor. Am of the mind that some things just have to be tolerated and goes along with getting older which really isn't for sissies.