I want to thank everyone who has read this post and responded. A little bit of background information as to why I posted this: I am 65 years old, soon to be 66. For the past almost 3 years, I have been "plagued" by the malady of osteoarthritis, of the hip joints. It all began in the right hip joint, in early 2017. And, for about the past 3 months or so---since September of 2019, the osteoarthritis has manifested itself in the left hip point. And, through x-rays and MRIs, it has been confirmed that it is indeed, osteoarthritis. That's why my primary care physician referred me to an orthopedic specialist near where I live. That doctor strongly advised me, urged me. to have the hip replacement procedure done, or else I'll probably end up in a wheelchair in the next 5 to 10 years. So, that's why I sought out in put from users of this forum. And, I do want to thank you for responding with your experiences. Your input has been welcomed. Thanks again. Best Regards, all!