I have finally got the date for my right hip to be totally replaced and I am due to go in to hospital on 20th June. It has been a long battle to get there because of trying to lose weight I had gained after I stopped working because of the fibro and my back being so painful. It then came to light that I had also got OA in both hips and it has gotten so bad that necrosis is involved and both hip joints have collapsed. I am so pleased to be finally on the way towards getting some mobility back in the first hip as I have been so disabled by it and been in a wheelchair almost all the time for the last 3 years apart from in the last few months when I began to be able to walk painfully and slowly and in a very strange fashion with a wheeled walker as I was determined that after losing 5 stone to get to this position that I needed to do what I could to strengthen my muscles back up. It may only be just around the bungalow on good days but it is better than not trying for sure. I just wanted to share my good news.