Ken, hopefully the hip surgery will do wonders for you. Will you do both at once, or one at a time?
In either case, it should be a piece of cake compared to your jaw surgeries. Still makes me shudder to think of all you went through with those.
That's so awesome that you are able to get such good care at VAMC. It speaks well of them that you are willing to travel to use them over the local facility.
Ginny - 56 year old female
Dx with USpA in March 2013; changed to AS in July 2015
Iritis and Scleritis
unicompartmental knee replacement June 2014
MTX, Humira, Cyclobenzaprine, plus Indomethacin ER as needed
Supplements: Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish Oil, Melatonin, Culturelle probiotic