Hello all, I'm a 53 year old woman (well, almost) and would have described myself at the age of 49 as fit and healthy (except for the usual aches and pains that everyone gets - right?) Then I turned 50 & everything went belly up! I've had both of my hips replaced and been unable to zip myself up for the last 3 years due to my right shoulder being unwilling to move. The culprit is osteoarthritis. I've had all the usual things including shoulder arthroscopy but it hasn't really helped and I'm due to have a shoulder replacement on 23rd March. The thing is there's loads of information available on hip replacements which really helped at the time I had them done but all I can seem to find on shoulder replacement is that the recovery is brutal and not to expect better range of movement. My hip replacements were a complete success & I really want to be positive about the shoulder surgery but as the operation date approaches, I'm starting to wobble a bit. I work in a big office but don't know anyone who's had this surgery so I've turned to this forum for some advice and hopefully some moral support from people in the know.