Am starting to count down the days until the op this coming Friday. Don't know whether to apologise or insult my right hip joint for outliving its usefulness. I've looked it up and apparently the hip replacement surgery can be done posteriorly or anteriorly. In other words it will either be my ass or my thigh which will hurt until it calms down. I am girding my loins, as they say, in anticipation. Avanti popolo!