Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes. I'm doing pretty well, but suffering badly from cabin fever. I'm supposed to graduate tomorrow from a walker to a cane, and that'll be a welcome change. Without lleechef's efforts I'd be in really bad shape. She's fetching and carrying, helping me in and out of bed, changing the dressings, feeding me -- and of course, bringing me up short in true Nurse Ratched fashion. The thing that has surprised me the most has been the pain -- or really, the lack thereof. I've not taken anything but acetaminophen the whole time. If anyone is contemplating hip replacement surgery I highly recommend The Ohio State University Hospital East. Pretty nurses, too. But bring your own salt and pepper.
Again, thank you all. Oh, and now I revert to my true self -- the miserable SOB.