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    Time for new knees - Going under the knife Tuesday April 3rd

    Hey Gang:

    My date has finally arrived. Tomorrow, I go to the hospital at 5 AM for a 7:30 AM surgery.

    I am having total knee replacement on the left leg. And if all goes well tomorrow, I will have the right leg done on April 17th.

    Left Knee X-Ray



    I have been walking around on 2 bum legs for the past 6-7 years and I have finally made the decision.

    Here's what I should look like by noon tomorrow:




    The Dr. who put the screws in myLleft Tibia in 1984, gets to remove them tomorrow. Then give me a new knee from Stryker. (above)

    More to come............
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    Good luck. Come back strong!
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    Best wishes on your surgery, I hope it's successful, and I wish you a quick recovery. What are the prospects of you being able to be back on snow next season?
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    Good luck. I watched several of those operations in person at the Cleveland Clinic.

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    stay strong my friend.
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    Good luck Michael

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    Good luck! May your recovery be short and unremarkable.

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    Best of luck!! Take care Bear!!

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    JTBear,

    Take heart! My husband had been coping with a seriously bad knee for years (bone on bone, etc., very painful. The guy lived on Advil). A couple of years ago he had a total knee replacement, and after the initial no-fun rehab, he was--and continues to be--pain free; skiing, mountain biking, and playing hockey. He's now unstoppable!

    All the best to you for a speedy recovery. You'll be crushing Nastar courses soon!
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    Those replacement knees are gonna be great! Once the rehab is finished I bet you're on the slopes next season. Hope to get the chance to see you in the gates sometime during the year.

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