This from Fran.
"I can only say that having a new hip was the best thing ever. Prior to that I had difficulty moving at all and was in continual pain. Afterwards, it was amazing, I was free of pain and could actually walk albeit with a stick as I have a degenerative back problem. I must emphasise that you do exactly as instructed regarding exercise. I found that the majority of people, whilst in hospital, and afterwards at the clinic, did hardly any exercise and consequently their hips stiffened up and they were still in pain. My recovery was quite amazing as I continually did the exercises, through the pain and discomfort, and walked a little up and down the corridor. I did, however, have a metal-on-metal hip, which necessitates a yearly appointment with the specialist just to check everything is okay. Today my hip gives me no pain or stiffness. I only wish I could say the same thing amount my spine, which always stiff and painful. Anything else you need to know, please feel free to contact me. Good Luck!!"