Yep...this Child of the 60's is now celebrating birthdays that number in the 60's! When did that happen?!! I'm really only 30-something in my mind and spirit! Those of my generation..ohhhh that sounds like an 'old timers' beginning of a story! yikes! but it's not. Truth is our bodies are not as strong as they once were and we intend to stay strong anyway and "getter' done" because we have places to go and people to meet! Hip replacement surgery is not a 'walk in the park' but now that it's done....I really can go for a walk in the park and be pain free for the first time in years! (imagine won't you, Mel Gibson, in the role of William Wallace, yelling at the top of his lungs..."FREEEEDOMMMMM!!!")......The surgery itself and the aftermath is most certainly an 'eye opening experience', no doubt about it. And it's a long recovery in many ways but you'll be up and moving the day after the surgery! Hope....instant gratification! well, sort of.........Life is very, very Good............and I intend to walk, dance, skip, run, laugh and maybe sometimes cry my way along the Journey.