thanks man . I KNOW I am going to come through this much better !! I can actually run my hand over my chest and clavicle w/out feelings bumps and lumps of scar tissue and missed set bones. As to your hip replacement-keep it clean-follow protocol and at the first sign of redness or swelling get your ass back to the hospital .A lady across the hall from me in the Danville rehab center threw a blood clot and i can still here her screams !! You ( from your picture) appear to have a support system in place and that is 1/2 the battle . Keep us informed !!