I've heard other women say that right before their surgeries, their hip pain got extra strong. I'll admit that I thought it had to be in their heads.
I've learned that while it may be in their heads, it's also in their hips. Mine hurt. Hurt hurt hurt. It could very well be subconscious, but it's still painful. I think it's nature's way of saying -- if nature could speak English: "Don't back out of this surgery. You're doing the right thing. See? See how much this hurts? It's only going to get worse until you fix it."
Let's fix it!
I realized today that I only have four more weekends in Colorado before I leave for Montana and then Washington. Makes me sad, mostly, to leave my home and friends behind. But I am looking forward to getting through this.