I just wanted to report to you that everything is going well following my surgery for hardware removal from my right femur on 12/11/19. The initial limb lengthening surgery was performed just over a year ago.
I know you likely hear this all the time, but the change has been near miraculous. Nearly intractable back pain that had been present for almost a decade is now virtually resolved.
Prior to hardware removal I did speak with you and stated I was in significant pain throughout my right lower extremity for nine months following the initial surgery. Frankly, I didn’t know whether I was going to make it through. Thankfully my primary care physician helped me with pain medication through that time. I am now tapering off those medications and I’m so thankful that I don’t think I will be needing them anymore.
Now that I am the other side of that level of pain, I can see how this is going to make a huge difference in my life going forward. At age 53, I can see myself going back to skiing, treating my own patients on a more full-time basis (I don’t know if you remember, but I am a physical therapist and on my own small practice here in Vermont). I am even going back to Brazilian jujitsu and mixed martial arts (at an age appropriate level, and in another 4-5 weeks as you instructed for higher level/high impact activity, of course).
Thank you sir, for the new lease on life!
2019 was kind of a year of hell for me, but I think I’ve gotten through the fire and now I can get on with it.
In the next couple weeks I will log on to the HSS website and contribute to the “my story” portion of the site. I hope it will encourage somebody else to get their life back in this way.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will have a wonderful 2020. Thank you again for your time and talents.
Peace and God bless!👍😄