I’m almost 72 now, and very modestly state that younger men can not believe my physical condition and abilities.
In early 2011, I could barely walk. Dr. Benton Emblom stated my MRI showed bone-on-bone degenerative condition in my left knee. He performed total knee replacement on a Monday morning and I returned to work Thursday afternoon as a construction superintendent on a large school build project.
After physical therapy I never looked back. I've had 100% use ever since. To this day, I am still running big construction projects. My job requires me to walk several miles per day and I average 12 flights of stairs per day.
During the summer of 2012, my hip hurt so bad I was walking less and less. My quality of life was very low. I once again came to Dr. Emblom, but he looked at the MRI and Dr. Andrew Cordover was consulted.
The next Monday I had partial disc removal at L4, checked out hospital Tuesday noon and returned to work Wednesday morning. I received Immediate relief and recovery to better than ever quality of life.
Getting older is not as bad as some want you to think! :)