“I am writing to thank you and to tell you how much I appreciate your important role in my recovery from multiple knee surgeries last year. Your friendly and encouraging staff helped me on my way to a speedy recovery. Mike, Roberto and Emily were all wonderful to work with, and all of your assistants and office staff were great. I appreciate all of your helpful answers to my questions, even when most of them were really just me asking if the pain and weakness would ever end. You seemed to have just the right balance of working with me yet letting me know that I had to do my part, on my own, as well. Even when I threw you a curve ball and said: Oh by the way, I’ll be having the procedures repeated on the other knee in a few months, you were able to give me great advice to help me prepare.
The end result was beyond my expectation! As far as I can tell, the stability problems are completely resolved. Even now, over a year later, I still see subtle improvements as the months go by. And as I continue to work to regain my strength, and learn to trust my knees, I continue to be amazed by the improvement.
Now that it has been a little over a year, I thought I’d fill you guys in on some of the things you’ve help make possible. I’ve continued to enjoy the more active lifestyle which convinced me to have surgery in the first place; however, I now have far fewer restrictions and far less worry about how my knees will react. In the last year, I’ve found myself doing things I never thought were options prior to the surgeries and recovery. Among other things, I’ve hiked Colorado’s Pike’s Peak, a 12.6 mile trail to the top with a more than 7,500 ft gain (hiked up and back down in the same day). I completed my first half marathon (The 2013 Bereley Half Marathon; see the enclosed picture) with a surprisingly good time of 2:02:15. And I’ve continued to enjoy the sport of rock climbing. I’m not competitive by any means, just a ‘weekend warrior’ looking to stay active with the occasional challenge, and I truly appreciate your role in helping me get back on my feet!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know that you have made a difference. Thank you so very much.”
— Joe F.