Hi, @debbraw Thanks for responding. Yes, I can walk but need cane because one leg is shorter because of the collapsed and fusing joint. If I try without it, I wobble badly and leg has little ROM to let me catch myself if I start to fall. When the weather cooperates, I go about a half mile sometimes using one cane, sometimes two. I do about 15 minutes of floor exercises — and then straight-leg-it-to-get-up using my arms on couch like doing a push-up. My hip does not hurt — just my back and knee — which, I'm told, is fine and not causing the pain. I can go use stairs but need a handrail and cane. Can't lift leg up much higher than a stair. Some days worse than others and get more bent over leaning on cane. Had been taking only one ibuprofen a day for more than a year and then found it was affecting my kidneys. Now take nothing but Tylenol once in a while. Just worried that stuck joint will make for complicated surgery and I will end up worse than I am. But as I am now, I feel more like 88 than 68. Tried PT a few times after last docs said they wouldn't operate. But PTs say I can't exercise properly without getting the hip replaced – Catch 22.