Spent 2 plus hours at the hospital being poked, prodded, tested and questioned. All seems to be well. I am serene (for the first time in a month), unbloody, unconstipated, unworried, and pain free. A total left knee hip replacement is less frightening than it sounds. I had a more complicated version of the same procedure on my right hip 3 1/2 years ago without any problem. Dianne says she will be ok with the help of our two daughters, one of whom is coming from out of town. to be with her. Should be in hospital four, maybe three, days counting the day of the surgery.