I’m Randy, and this is my healing place.
Surfing. Skiing. Baseball. Golf. “Work hard, play hard,” is Randy Ichihana’s motto. He likes to
spend all his free time playing sports. But in his early fifties, Randy developed debilitating hip pain.
When medication and cortisone shots stopped working, he consulted Marin General Hospital joint
replacement experts. They recommended an anterior hip replacement. To prepare, Randy took
Marin General Hospital’s free joint replacement class, where he learned about the mobility advantages
and faster recovery that anterior hip surgery can provide. Randy had his surgery in the morning and
was back on his feet that evening. He went home the next day. A week later, he was back at work,
able to sit, drive, and walk without hip pain. Randy has since resumed his active lifestyle and is busy
conquering the Marin Headlands, one hill at a time.
To read more healing stories, visit www.maringeneral.org/healing