A congenital hip problem kept me looking at the mountain
instead of hiking it with my family.
I finally found the right doctor.
Before double hip replacement
Dr. Mariani and Portia
Wait! Something's still wrong—my hips work
but I still can't exercise without gasping.
I never expected I'd also need part of my heart replaced
(that's my defunct aortic valve, not a tortellini)
Finally—I can hit the trail.
Thank you Dr. Mariani...