I am a bit excited. I was at my monthly visit with my physiatrist and as always we go over my medical situations, the medications, changes, etc.
She asked me again as she has before "How do you feel about your shoulder surgeries?" As my general response is to thrust by arms 90 degrees over my head, I say "FINE"
Then she asks "And your Hips?" Well, I couldnt thrust those 90 degrees anywhere, but I said "FINE"
So then she says to me "Ron, would you mind if I had some of my patients talk to you about joint replacement surgery?"
I was floored, I quickly said "YES"
She told me that she has some patients, some older than I am so younger , that are so reluctant to go through joint replacements, especially after they have had spinal surgery.
She believes I would be the perfect person to sit down with them and go over all the pros/cons.
And she also said, that she would like me to attend one of the on-going physicians meetings to talk about my medical past, history and where I am today. Again, I was floored.
I cant wait till I get the chance to do this. Friends asked me if I was scared or worried about talking. Well, you folks that now me here, know I can go on and on and on and on. And at the wine store, the owner asks me once in a while if I can keep a sales talk and wine discussion under 20 minutes.
I am psyched for this.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences