Richard, 62, has been married for 38 years and before he retired he was an engineer. Richard, when he first started having knee issues was told by a doctor to wait to have any surgery. He was able through exercise to put it off successfully. Later, Richard saw another doctor who told him that all of his joints—hips and knees—were not in good shape but it was actually the left hip, which was in this worse condition-totally bone on bone. A doctor guaranteed him that he was going to need a hip replacement but Richard put it off. Finally, after he had trouble playing with his grandchildren, Richard decided to have the surgery.
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