Liza, 59, is a married lawyer with two adult children. She was an avid skier and though she had reconstructive surgery on her knee 16 years ago, she was able to everything she wanted to activity-wise. Liza hid her new, chronic pain for about a year. She had to help herself get into her car with her arms. When she finally got a doctor’s opinion, to her surprise, she was told she needed a hip replacement. The pain had been radiating from her hip and Liza mistook it for knee pain a common mistake with this diagnosis. She was initially in denial but after getting a second opinion with the same diagnosis, she decided she had to do it.