I couldn't wait to get back to gardening and the grandkids
My name is Larry Workman and #thisismyknee
For many years now, my two great passions have been playing with my grandkids and managing my 300-acre farm and vineyard in Kentucky. Both of these require a LOT of physical activity. Whether it’s managing the vines, keeping land mowed and cleared, riding the tractor or playing hide and seek, I was often on my feet for hours at a time. And I loved every minute of it.
That all changed three years ago when knee pain caused by osteoarthritis made physical activity almost impossible for me. It began gradually and then became severe. Very quickly the list of things I could no longer do grew. I could not handle many of the daily chores in my vineyard, or even pick the strawberries in my garden – and there was no way I could keep up with the grandkids.
After enduring the pain as long as I could, I decided enough was enough. I had to do something about the pain. The first option I turned to was cortisone injections, which provided some temporary relief but eventually stopped working. Once again, the pain became unbearable. I did some research and learned about Dr. Vivek Neginhal, a surgeon at Scott Orthopedic Center, who was using a new option in customized joint implants. He initially thought I might need only a partial knee replacement, but based on my X-rays he determined that I needed a full knee replacement. If this would ease my pain, I was ready to go.
Can I Stride Toward a Life With Less Pain?
My name is Amy Frenz and #ThisIsMyKnee I have been physically active all of my life. In the ‘80’s I was a personal trainer and for the past 26 years I have been an Adapted Physical Education teacher for students in Significant Support Needs programs
Protecting My Community at Any Cost
My name is Walter Hawkins and #ThisISMyKnee My job is physically demanding, so it was not too surprising when I injured my left knee while responding to a house fire in January 2017. I have worked with the Oklahoma City Fire department for more than 22 years, climbing onto fire trucks, unloading hoses, and steering our engines quickly through traffic.
Protecting my Family’s Future
My name is Mark Stephens and #ThisIsMyKnee There is no greater fear for a husband and father than not being able to provide for his family. My wife and I live and raised our three grown children in Illinois. We have been married 29 years, and with the kids out of the house we were finally able to turn our attention back to our own dream— designing and building a new home.
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