Update January 16, 2017
This coming July I will have had my first replacement for 4 years and December will be 4 years for the second. I can tell you that the decision to get them done has been nothing less than life changing!! I have been able to return to ALL the activities I love.
I have had zero restrictions, zero pain, and zero issues since the surgery. I can run, walk long distances, bike ride, ski, play racquetball, weight lift, and other things. I do limit my running to one or two days per week (couple miles), but this has been my decision to do this. Simply put, my hips feel like I was born with them!
In closing, stop thinking about it and just schedule the appointment. I have recommended Dr. Craig Della Valle to two others that had the surgery too. Take care and get busy living!