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! Finding you on the internet, and deciding to have the surgery was one of the BEST decisions I have made in my life - and I would do it all again - in a heartbeat.
Last year, my boyfriend (the blonde guy that came to the hospital with me) and I were married. In Sept of '07 we became pregnant with our first child! Before my surgery, my leg went 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!
This letter is longer than I anticipated, but I wanted you to know the extent to which you have helped change my life. You were and continue to be - my angel in white :) Thank you for everything!
By the way... Even though I am whiter than white - you cannot see my scars - they're not pink at all, and I strut confidently in my bikini when I'm at the beach showing off my pretty straight legs!!