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   Posted 7/17/2012 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
    i am 48 years old  
    and i had a  kidney transplant  ten years ago
    and Because  the Steroids  (Prednisone)  that i have to take i have
    a disease called avn- Avascular Necrosis
    in my last  X-rays shows that  there is a damage  to the Cartilage
    and there is sines to  head collapsed   in both legs
    and i need to get a Total Hip Replacment
    in Two legs. i have  pain almost Eight years now
    i cant sleep  i cant do nothing i am taking
    painkiller  and drug  of all types and Nothing helps
    i dont have any option any more and i think i need to have the surgery   
    my Doctors Recommended to do the Surgery and they said i need
    Ceramic on  Ceramic  hip replacements   in both legs
    and to start with one leg and after six month to do the other one
    and they said Because i have to take  Steroids all my life  my Odds 
    are not so good
    the Chance that i will need a seconde Hip Replacment
    in a few years is very High and from what i read about
    the  operation there is so many  side effect but the one
    that are my  most  concern are those
    Blood clots
    Hip Fracture
    Difference in leg length
    Implant loosening
   (and the  doctors said that the  second joint replacement (Revision
   is very  hard and the Recovery can be very long
   in this point i dont know what should i do
   i cant Suffer any more the pain and from the other hand
   this  Surgery  dont seems to be the right Optional
   and there is no Turning back since i am doing it and i forget another thing
   that a few years back the company Johnson & Johnson
   have a major Problem with one of the Hip Replacment
   world wide
   and people was needed to get another  Surgery to Replace it
   and i think that i dont trust them so much now
   but my doctors are saying  that half of the
   Hip Replacment  in the world are Manufactured by this company
   but i think that there is a Financial Motivation here
   i need your help to decide i have to take a Decision
   i want to know if there is people that have a similar
   problem like  me and already  have a Total Hip Replacment
   what can you suggest me and do you satisfied from the Result
   or you regret that you hade the operation
   are you happy  and is  your life better now
   any suggestion  will be gratitude
   Many health to all of you
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