While I am not an athlete or a sports person and my case is not in the least dramatic, I am still so grateful for the new shoulder that’s enabled me to return me to the activity I value most. I was in constant pain, unable to sleep and incapable of doing the simplest things like chopping vegetables for dinner, doing my own hair, putting on my coat or getting something out of the microwave. At 69 I had become disabled and I was not ready to take it with my arms dead at my side. Past experience with the wonderful orthopedic surgeons at New York Presbyterian guaranteed that I would be in the very best of hands and when Dr. Charles Jobin was recommended to me, his background and experience convinced me that he was the one to help me turn it around. After a complete shoulder replacement and a long year of recovery, I am happily chopping vegetables, coifing my own hair, putting on my own coat, and most important of all, engaging often in my special expertise as a world-class hugger, wrapping my arms around the people I love most, including. . . my dear Dr. Jobin! I have had experience with several orthopaedic doctors at Columbia Presbyterian and I can say unequivocally that they have cared for me with skill, compassion and thoughtful consideration, and if I ever need any other parts and pieces restored to function again, this is the only place I’ll even think about coming.