photo by Radiopaedia.org. Not the writer’s new hips, but you get the idea.

I have a new hip! I should probably qualify and clarify, that now both of my hips match — I just got a new left hip and now both left AND right are artificial hips. Trust me, getting an artificial hip is, altogether, a grand, wonderful, and satisfying experience, because the recovery process has so far been a much, much less painful experience than what I have lived through the past four months. Actually, my hip pain has been significant for some time, but…