In 1978 I fell in the mountains and badly damaged my left leg tearing the cartlidge so bad that the whole thing was removed. Gradually over the last 29 years it has gotten worse now causing me continuous pain to my right hip, left ankle, and right knee.
I posponed my surgery twice last year, for obvious reasons and only now do I feel comfortable enough to leave the shop to finally repair my freakish looking appendage.
No more kickstand, gimpy, or u-turn. All nicknames I will cherish, but it's time to straighten up! I think I will be at least 2 inches taller by tonight when the knee gets replaced.
My knee surgeon Dr. Pradeep John Kumar M.D. is a great Doctor and I am confident everything will go fine. He will be perfoming my surgery at Kaiser Hospital in Bellflower, CA. today at
11:00 am. I am expected to remain in the hospital for 2 to 5 days depending on how the knee responds to the procedure. I can't believe I'm actually anxious to get there and get this done!
By the x-ray you can see why, my bone looks like it's ready to slide right off.
Well, it's time to go, I have an hour and a half to get to the hospital, so I will be in touch as soon as possible.