I had severe pain in my left hip for 2 years for one reason or another I did not want to have surgery. I guess I was just thinking about the after affects, my hip was taking over my life and I had to do something about it so on Jan 24, 2007 I had a left total hip arthroplasty that was the best thing that ever happened to me. It was so amazing the very same day I was up walking with no pain. I never had any therapy just did home exercises and was back at work after one week. I just want to thank my Doctors for giving me my life back.