I was in pain for two years; I couldn’t walk, especially up a hill, and sleeping was painful. I couldn’t lift anything because the pain was so bad. At first I thought it was my back, but it was my hip. I initially saw Dr. Eugene Brady for evaluation, and he recommended Dr. Barry Bickley for total hip replacement surgery. Dr. Bickley recommended that I have the surgery at Holy Family Hospital. The staff, from pre-op through discharge, was fabulous. Anything I needed - they were there. The day of my surgery, when the nurses got me up, I was expecting great pain…but I felt fine. The next day I was walking down the hallway and within three weeks I was walking normal. I wish I had done it sooner. Now I feel great and I can do whatever I want to do. I have my life back. I live in Enfield, New Hampshire, which is about an hour and a half from Holy Family Hospital, but it was worth the drive. Dr. Bickley is such a gentleman - a great surgeon and a fine man. If I ever had to have surgery like this again I wouldn’t hesitate to have Dr. Bickley do it.