JOHN: My name’s John, I’m from San Francisco. I am retired, although I’m very active and very busy. I am an avid cyclist, I’m a crossing guard… It’s what I do. I have an exhilarating love for life, I have just an excitement at getting up every morning and thinking ‘what, what’s ahead?’ All my life I was always physically active. I was a dancer in theatre; rode my bike a lot. Slowly but surely, I started having hip pain just on one side. Throughout maybe two months, that hip became both hips and it became really unbearable. I felt like I was getting left behind. And I woke up one day, I went to go get out of bed, and… I couldn’t get out of bed. That’s when I called my doctor and told him ‘something’s wrong, something’s really wrong.’ I had to have both hips replaced.
SUPER: Received DePuy Orthopaedics Hips in 2003.
JOHN: After the surgery, it was really hard, but I’ll tell you, I didn’t have the pain I had prior to having the surgery.
SUPER: DePuy Orthopaedics Hips: A heritage of more than 40 years.
JOHN: But within months, I was back up on my feet, going to events. Every day got better and better. My friends were amazed that I was doing so well. I can go for long walks with friends, I’m able to ride my bike as much as I want.
SUPER: John: 8 years of Real Life Testing.
I know it sounds silly, but I’ve got a second chance. To anyone considering hip replacement surgery, believe in yourself, you can do this. I have to say, I feel like a new man.
SUPER: DePuy Orthopaedics Hips. Real Life Tested.
SUPER: Important safety information. Hip replacement is not for everyone. There are potential risks. Recovery takes time and success depends on factors like age, weight and activity level. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if hip replacement is right for you.
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