It has been over a year since my last update. I can't say the hip is 100%, then again at almost 63 I am at best about 80-90% of my former self physically. Even that is a probably an exaggeration.. Anyway the new,(well new 18 months ago) hip has allowed me to take up mountain biking. A much more dangerous endeavor where I average one or two crashes per ride and if I land wrong on the new, well almost new, hip I am in deep shit.
I think it is cool at my advanced age I have a new passion. Something I can look forward to each weekend. I still ride the road bike 50-60 milers just to make sure the new, well almost new, hip isn't defective. I mean I'll never find out sitting on the couch if it really works.