Two years ago this week, my neighbor and buddy had double knee replacements. I encouraged her to push herself in her rehab, and boy did she ever!
She gets on the treadmill 5 days a week, and is in much better shape and has much more energy than before; even though she’s now eligible for Social Security 🙂
In an ideal world, we’d maintain ourselves better so as not to need surgery. But even if we do have joint surgery (or gastric bypass surgery, etc), we still have to do the work to maintain our functioning.
Here she is on a 2 hr walk along the Chicago lakefront. Go, Ella!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

One Comment:

  1. Great job Ella I’m pround of you keep up the good work.


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