"wow. I was really surprised by this response. This is what happened. I went to the doctor(Orthapedist) Nov 28th. By this time I ws using a cane and pain killers for what I thought( assumed) was a really bad disc issue. Much to my surprise he told me whatI needed was a total hip replacement immediately! I was in shock.I realized I couldn't do it in Dec because I had soo many commitments. The biggest opening was Dec 20th ( before the doctor went on vacation). I immediately went home and found a replacement for the Jan 7th wedding. I actually got one of the very best harpists in town. I then contacted the bride and told her. This was Nov. 29th or 30th. The other "