Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood
My Grandmother (age 84 and then the other age 94) and my Cousin both had hip replacement and miraculously the pain was gone. Surprisingly it was a smooth recuperation, both are over 5 yrs post op and still doing well. My Granny turned 100 in January, her only real problem is bone on bone knees which she refused to do after the hips. She's living regrets for not doing the knees, she nor any of the Dr.'s throught she'd still be here.
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