Ive been offered a hip replacement today at a consultants appt which has come as a shock since I have had several years of pain/physio etc etc with no mention or indication of the severity of the hip problem. todays x ray showed evidence of Osteoarthritis in the joint although previously I had been told from a blood test that I did not have arthritis. Dont know where to start to find out about this. I have also had symptoms of chronic fatigue for a year or so and wonder if this could be linked. Any suggestions of how to start my research and make the decision about whether to have the hip replacement would be welcome. I am 55 and up until a couple of years ago was very active. Should I continue with Pilates/yoga? Will not having the replacement put a strain on my whole muscoskeletal frame? I now walk with a limp.