On February 7, 2007 I had a total left hip replacement. I had my surgery on a Wednesday morning and I was walking the following morning with only the help of a walker. I was home Friday afternoon. I was given a routine of exercises to perform daily and that was the extent of my rehab. For 35 years I had dealt with pain that I now know restricted me far more than I realized. Though I lived a pretty normal life, I lived it in pain. I couldn't walk from one end of the shopping mall to the other without stopping to sit down. I was only good for 9 holes of golf. I couldn't even ride a bike without being in pain. I could go on forever, but to make a long story short, I now play all the golf I want, walk and run 3 miles a day. The unbelievable part is I have zero pain and zero limitations with my new hip. Dr. K was able to give me back all the length in my left leg therefore my limp is gone and so is my lower back pain. I am 51 years old and now live pain free! I have had alot of people say to me don't you wish you would have replaced your hip 10 years ago. I always reply NO, I am glad I waited and learned about the anterior procedure.