I am going in for a THR next Friday, the 22nd on my left hip. The plan is to go in from the front and use ceramic with a poly cup. There are days when my back is very tight and I am looking forward to the surgery. There are also days when I feel great and I have to be reminded of why I am going through with this serious operation. Things like trying to tie my shoe, put socks on and walk or run with good form are big reminders. I hope it leads to a reduction in the numbness in my right foot.