“From that moment on, we were like two guys who have known each other since we were five years old.”
Doug McAden and Danny Colohan each went into Ojai Valley Community Hospital this past January 26 to receive a total hip replacement and were discharged four days later with an unexpected gift. In addition to new state-of-the-art titanium joints, they received a new friend in one another.
“Nice to see you, brother,” Danny said, greeting Doug with a bear hug as the two met for lunch at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa on a rainy afternoon four months into their sunny rehabs.
”You, too, roomie,” Doug replied warmly. ”You’re getting along well.”
Traveling different journeys of hip degeneration, Doug, who lives in Oxnard, and Danny, an Ojai resident, remarkably arrived in the same hospital, on the same day, for the same surgery, from the same highly skilled orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Fredrick Menninger. They also found themselves in the same patient room at OVCH afterwards.