November 1, 2016 – It’s now been 8 weeks since the second surgery (right hip) – I dumped the crutches for good a few weeks back and just take the occasional Tylenol when I get any soft tissue pain. I am walking 1-2 miles a day with a slight limp which I expect to disappear. My left leg/hip which is 5 weeks older feels great – solid and ‘tighter’ all around. I think that may have prompted me to overdo it on a couple of occasions at the gym and in the pool – my ‘fresh’ right hip started feeling tender and sore soI backed off the elliptical machine and just focused on strolling around the neighborhood getting my mojo back. Last weekend I tripped and fell over an ill fitting manhole cover – whoops……skinned knees and a pulled groin but no lasting impact on the hip thank goodness. I think I have concluded that to rush the recovery is foolish given all I’ve been through to this point so going to take my sweet time. Sleeping like a baby compared to before when the hip pain would either prevent me from getting to sleep or would actually wake me up. I show folks my bi-lat x-rays and still don’t quite believe what’s been done – the guy (Dr. Gross) is a bloody genius!