Leanne, 58, is a real estate agent, which means she is on her feet a lot of the time. She is very athletic. Just before she discovered her hip problems, she had ridden bike from San Francisco to LA for the AIDS Life Cycle. She started running and that is when her hip started hurting. Working out for Leanne is an anti-depressant. She had had a few friends encourage her to have a hip replacement—even from an older woman who had one herself. When she finally saw a doctor he told her that the cartilage in her hip had worn down and she was “bone on bone.” She knew then she needed to have the operation. Six years later Leanne would have her other hip replaced.
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