Hello gang, glad to make it back on here. I am still in rehab at Cardinal Hill, doing well and have met or surpassed all my therapy goals, rumor has it they will let me go home next weekend or so!! My 19 inch incision is healing nicely, nearly no drainage, leg hurts quite a bit where they took the metal hip out and put a plastic spacer in, that is full of time release antibiotics. They explained that MRSA and the other infection I have can live on metal, but not on plastic or concrete, and that antibiotics cannot migrate to the infection living on the metal. The bad thing is they broke my leg getting the old hip our, so they have the new one wired in in 3 places. So far I can make about 5 laps around the gym, which is 80feet long. I can get up and down easily, go to the bathroom and take a sponge bath by myself! Have to admit it was a little bit more fun with the nicely tanned 43 year old helping me this morning though!! LOL! If everything goes well, I will get my new hip around the first of Jan! Oh and a great big thank you to you all for the prayers you sent, they seem to be working just fine!