Sorry, I just noticed this post. I hope your surgery went well and that you are on your way to a complete recovery. I thought my revision was less painful that the original surgery. Maybe because I knew what to expect, but it was better and I was in the hospital a day less so that was good too. I hope that is the case for you as well.
I don't know if it is standard procedure, but for my revision the implant goes much further into my femur -- more metal for the metal detectors. I thought that was interesting.