Because of my orthopaedic care, I can ski, jog, stand on my feet and teach, and even gone skydiving with no pain!
I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since having my surgery… At times, I thought I would go crazy with two broken legs – but I ALWAYS had faith in Dr. Robert Rozbruch… and I knew the benefits would out weigh the temporary pain I felt. And in the end, the benefits most certainly out weighed the pain…. In fact, I don’t even recall the pain – I just remember it was uncomfortable and a bit frustrating… and most of all, I remember his patience and reassurance. I was probably one of the patients he hated because I constantly questioned him, and at times even put him on the defense – but regardless, he remained professional and pleasant – he took his time and made sure to leave me with a smile.
Since my surgery, I have had virtually NO PAIN in my knees… I’ve been able to return to enjoying an active lifestyle… I ski with no pain, I jog with no pain, I stand on my feet and teach with no pain. Heck, I’ve even gone skydiving and have had no pain!
In Sept of ’07 I became pregnant with my first child! Before my surgery, my leg would go numb when I had menstrual cramps… and I was afraid of what would happen when I got pregnant. No fears anymore because my leg stopped going numb once it was “realigned”.
I’ve enjoyed an uneventful pregnancy with no discomfort for 6 months now. In the last couple of weeks, since I’ve put on the bulk of my weight – I’ve had some lingering hip and middle back pain, but it is nothing compared to the knee pain I used to have – and I’m pretty sure it’s mainly due to the extra 20lbs I’m carrying around!! I make a joke of it and say that it will give me good motivation to lose weight once the baby arrives! A very small price to pay for being able to live life without constant knee pain!