the surgery went really well. i recovered quickly. i did a couple of months plus a few more of physical therapy, but i definitely wasn't back to normal. it took me a long time-probably a couple of years to realize things are normal. it's just a new normal. i can still do many of the things i did before. i have run 4 full marathons and several half marathons. there are still a lot of things i can't do, and i don't think i ever will really be able to. i can't jump-especially over and over. i can't do repetitive movements like squats and lunges. climbing (on a bike, running, hiking) pulls on my hip and makes it really tights. sitting for long periods of time (especially on the floor) is uncomfortable. i really thought i would have no lingering effects, but i guess i was wrong. i am still really glad i did the surgery. i couldn't even walk normal. i can walk just fine now, and things are normal. it's just a new normal.