John Rabbitt, Castlepollard, Co Westmeath

Hello, my name is John Rabbitt, I live in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath. I am a soon to be retired Civil Servant, and also a professional piano player.

For about two years before my hip replacement operation I suffered from stiffness and although the pain wasn’t too great, I found it difficult to do even simple everyday chores. My social life was beginning to suffer as I tried to continue as normal but it was obvious I couldn’t. Even though I was generally fit and healthy I knew something had to be done to enable me to live my life to the full. After researching my options at home in Ireland and on the internet, I found the perfect solution for me would be to travel to Riga to have surgery. I discussed my options with Dr Raphael at Orthopaedic Riga, who reassured me I could be helped. After my surgery I am walking again, my recovery was uneventful, I was even driving the day after I got home and back playing my piano after five weeks! Life gets better every day.
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