Because of my orthopaedic care, I can look forward to enjoying an active retirement with my husband. I had a total left knee replacement on July 6, 2011 and 20 days later, I was back at the high school overseeing textbook distribution to 2200 students. I did physical therapy for 3 months and never missed a day of school.
In June, 2012, I retired after 26 years as a high school library director. My last school year was the first in many years that I was able to come home after a long day at school and still feel like taking a walk or doing some gardening. My knee used to be so swollen at the end of a school day that I couldn’t do much of anything when I came home.
Now that I have a new knee and renewed mobility, I look forward to traveling and exploring with my husband. We will begin our adventures in August, 2012 with an Alaskan cruise, including a helicopter ride to stand on the Mendenha ll Glacier. I am so thankful to Dr. Watt for his fine work and encouragement.
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