Thanks for all the comments. Replies to some:
X-Ray shows that it is bone on bone, so surgery is indicated (I've worked in healthcare my whole life and I know the system)
Pain is not a level 10 all the time, rather like a chronic tooth ache. Sure, I can live with it, but why when it can be fixed.
Not just a riding pain. Haven't ridden since December due to the weather, but it hurts every day: Car, chair, or walking.
Doc. is one of the top notch in the Albany, NY area. Does 8 of these a day, two days a week.
My wife has already told me she is going to ride my butt to do the rehab as I'm told to. Don't want to argue with her!!!
I'll report back on the surgery after May 1st.
Hoping now that I'll get a little riding time in before surgery in April either on the Wing or the Shadow!!!