I also am due for my left hip replacement, the pain is becoming unbearable even while on 60 mg of slow release morphine and 20 mg of STATEX for breakthrough pain. I've been waiting for eight and a half months since seeing my surgeon and it had been nine months before that I had got the diagnosis for osteoarthritis of the hip. I had to stop working as a chef a year ago in april, and went on disability. It's been a living hell for myself and family, and still even though I've tried everything possible to speed the process up , because living in B.C. it boils down to a political snafu.