I went last night and sat and talked to a lady and her family that is getting ready to have surgery on 5/15. My surgeon is so amazed with my progress and the fact that I made such an extremely fast recovery, that he asked if I would sit down with her and try to help her understand what is going to happen. Her name is Mary Ann and she may find her way here. If she does, I ask that she be welcomed in as I was. I told her that this was the best site I knew of for good information, good advice, and great people. She is going to have the exact same surgery as I had and will be getting started with an IPOP and moving in the same recovery schedule that I did also. I just wanted to share how GREAT this made me feel inside to be able to give back, even if it's just one time. If I helped to ease her mind one small bit, I feel like I did something good. I also wanted her to see me moving around and standing and walking, even doing steps so she can see that we are normal and there are no limitations. She seemed in better spirits when i left and they seem like their minds were eased enough that she won't reconsider before the surgery. I just had to share this.
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