A report on the ornery one who had a total hip replacement this morning. After a rather weird start of the day, all is well. We were up before 3:30 this morning and off to the hospital. That turned out to be foolish, but we were told when we were to report to the hospital. Got there and waited, and waited and then waited a bit longer. After they took her to pre-op, I knew it would be several hours before she was in her room so I went to the car for a nap. A bit difficult with rain hitting the car but I got a few winks in. It was near noon before I got to see her in her room. Other than a bandage and the weird hospital gown, she looked and acted as though nothing had happened! Well, she did have some pain in a muscle in the thigh but she massaged it and that went away. So she asked for some food. Ah.... I had still not eaten and that just made me more hungry, but I have plenty on my bones to tide me over... After I brought the walker, crutches and personal items to the room and has sat there for a bit she started begging me to go home and to be careful. I guess I looked a little sleepy and she was concerned. So, here I am at home now. Bedtime will come early tonight. Again, she is doing well and didn't even want so much as a pain pill but did want some anti-inflamatory medicine fast! She had been off it for a week and had suffered as she has a terrible case of arthritis. She will be fine now and we expect to have her home Wednesday. Both she and I want to thank all for your concerns and best wishes. It means a lot to us. I know she does not post (she might have one time) but she regularly reads several of the posts and gets a few laughs besides some shocks at what some folks do. For those who are not aware, she had a total knee replacement on the same side just 2 months ago and this is her 3rd surgery in 5 months. She is slated yet for one more... Hurts the pocketbook too.