Couple months back I posted on this forum I was having problems with my left hip and knee. My knee is now fine, but my hip is beyond buggered. Following a dislocation of the joint 6 years ago, the top head of my femur has worn away to the point where it now needs replacing. I was given the news today that surgery will take place next Friday (26th June). Luckily my surgeon is a Karateka who understands the demands MA will place on the new joint, so he's fitting me with an ultra-strong all-ceramic one. Fingers crossed all goes well, and I'll post updates on here during my recovery (once I'm off the morphine!). A special thanks goes out to AndyT, who was able to get me a signed copy of Dynamic Stretching & Kicking with a message of encouragement from the author, Mr. Bill Wallace himself.