Hi Susan I feel much better now Knowing that this cronic pain is not just happening to me. Like you I have had 2 operation but the second I caught Staphylococcus and nearly died from. My right hip is so weak, that the lrft one does all the work. Like you I gave tried everthing but I find accupuncture is the best treatment.I am waiting to have this done on the NHS , and also to see a pain management doctor. Today my pain is so bad it just depresses me. I am 55 and can not work because of my pain and restriction on movements.Do you find this a promblem?Do you think we will have to live with this pain.Mine started 3 years ago, when I fell on my hip at work. Pleade reply Marcia.