On the day of surgery, I arrived at 10:30AM, and without an "Advil" or pain reliever for over a week, and nothing in my belly, I was ready for surgery. It starts off in a way you might expect. You check in at the counter and soon are placed in a room to change into a surgical gown, hair in a bonnet, and all valuables placed in a bag to be placed in your room. You have your blood pressure, temperature and heart rate checked and off you're zoomed into the surgery staging area.
Making the decision for knee replacement surgery isn't easy. The idea of shutting down your normal routine for 8-12 weeks is overwhelming. For me making the decision for having surgery on both knees at once was not an issue. I couldn't imagine taking the time off and going through rehab two times in one year. Double knee replacement surgery was booked and although I didn't really know what I was getting into, I trusted my doctor and started on the journey. Dr Ghapti, Northsh
Aside from helping you look the part, there are a number of reasons why we wear certain clothes at the gym. From tanks and tights to headbands and trainers, workout gear has become a must-have for any type of sport. Think about it: Would you feel like running, cycling or swimming in your button-down shirt and jeans? Probably not. But the effects that workout clothing has on our body and mind go far beyond the way they look. In this post, we’ll show you how what you wear impac
At age 53, I finally decided after recovering from 2 herniated discs and one ruptured disc this past year, that I would make an appointment to get my knees checked out. I felt pain in my knees for years and visibly my right knee was bowing out to the side. I had 3 prior knee surgeries, first at age 15, age 19 and then age 30. Surgeries included meniscus tears and ACL reconstruction, and doctors telling me by age 50 I would need both knees replaced. In my mind, I thought, I pr
In today’s world, taking care of your skin is more important than ever, as there are an increasing number of lifestyle factors that can harm your skin in one way or another. This includes a lack of sleep, processed foods, alcohol and cigarettes, stress, lack of exercise, high sugar consumption, and unprotected sun exposure. We’re all guilty of at least one of these skin-damaging lifestyle choices. Of course, the reality is that most of us can’t completely avoid all these fact