I have had lymphedema in my left leg for 26 years due to cancer and managed it quite well, 3 years ago I had a right hip replacement, again recovered well. But now the arthritis in my left hip is so painful that a replacement is the cards sooner rather than later. I have cellulitis many times in this leg, once leading to septicaemia, so I am nervous to say the least about having it done. Can anyone give some words of encouragement ?!!!