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THANK GOD FOR TITANIUM by SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

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WOW, I’VE HAD 365 VIEWS OF THIS T-SHIRT SO FAR. THAT JUST TOTALLY AMAZES ME. I HAVE TO TAKE A MOMENT AND SAY, THANK YOU TO WHOMEVER PURCHASED ONE,THEN TWO AND FINALLY 5 OF MY SHIRTS. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SELL ANY OF THIS SHIRT, OTHER THAN TO MYSELF THAT IS. SO TO THE PEOPLE THAT WILL BE WEARING THEM, I HOPE YOU GET GOOD COMMENTS AND CONVERSATION BECAUSE OF THEM. MY LEFT KNEE WAS REPLACED IN 2003. MY FIRST RIGHT KNEE WAS REPLACED IN 2006 AND THEN PARTIALLY REDONE IN 2007. TO THIS DAY, MY RIGHT KNEE STILL ISN’T UP TO PAR. I TOOK MY XRAY OF MY LEG LENGTH STUDY TO DO THIS T SHIRT WITH. I REALLY WASN’T PLANNING ON SELLING ANY OF THIS SHIRT TO ANYONE OTHER THAN MYSELF. WHEN I SOLD THE FIRST ONE AND I WASN’T THE PERSON THAT BOUGHT IT, I WAS SURPRISED. WHEN I SOLD 4 MORE OF THEM AND I STILL HADN’T PURCHASED ONE FOR MYSELF, I FIGURED I HAD BETTER GET AT LEAST ONE FOR MYSELF. SO TO WHOMEVER PURCHASED MY SHIRTS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE THAT AND I HOPE YOUR KNEES ARE WORKING AND ARE MORE STABLE THAN MINE ARE.

RECENTLY, I WAS ASKED TO ENTER A CHALLENGE IN THE C.O.R.E. GROUP, WITH A T-SHIRT DESIGN IN THE AREA OF BIOMECHANICS. WELL, THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF FOR THAT TYPE OF SUBJECT, WAS ONE OF MY SIDE BY SIDE LEG X RAYS. IT SHOWS THAT BIOMECHANICS ARE IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE RIGHT NOW. THERE WAS A TIME, IF SOMEONE HAD KNEES LIKE MINE, THEY WOULD JUST CUT THEM OFF AND STICK THE PERSON IN A WHEEL CHAIR. IF HE MADE IT THROUGH THE SURGERY THAT IS. MY LEFT KNEE WAS BONE ON BONE FOR 33 YEARS AND MY RIGHT ONE WAS HALF BONE ON BONE FOR 38 YEARS. UNFORTUNATELY, IF YOU LOOK AT THE GAP BETWEEN THE TITANIUM BONE CAPS, THE RIGHT KNEE JOINT IS NOT QUITE LEVEL WITH THE LEFT KNEE. MY DOCTOR STILL HASN’T GOT MY RIGHT KNEE COMPLETELY CORRECT, BUT COMPARED TO THE REAL KNEES THAT I WAS BORN WITH, ALL I CAN SAY IS “THANK GOD FOR TITANIUM”. I HAVE A LOT LESS PAIN, EVEN THOUGH MY RIGHT KNEE WILL BEND INWARD TOWARDS MY LEFT KNEE. THAT IS WHAT STILL HAS TO BE CORRECTED. THE NEXT TIME I HAVE TO HAVE KNEE SURGERY, I’M GOING TO HAVE THEM BOTH REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME. THAT WAY, I CAN BE PRETTY SURE THAT I WILL GET THE SAME MANUFACTURER AND SIZE COMPONENTS IN BOTH KNEES. THESE WERE DONE THREE YEARS APART BETWEEN THE LEFT KNEE AND THE FIRST RIGHT KNEE ATTEMPT. THEY ARE ALSO DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS AND YOU CAN SEE THE WAY THAT THEY DON’T LINE UP WITH EACH OTHER THE WAY THEY SHOULD. MY SURGERIES WERE PERFORMED IN VACAVILLE CALIFORNIA AT OUR LOCAL HOSPITAL. I WENT THROUGH ABOUT 18 MONTHS OF TOTAL REHABILITATION. THE DOCTOR TOLD ME IT WOULD TAKE 3 MONTHS TO 1 YEAR. IT TOOK 18 MONTHS TO GET RID OF ALL THE PAIN AND TO GAIN AS MUCH FUNCTION AS I WAS GOING TO GET BACK AND BE TOTALLY DONE WITH MY PHYSICAL THERAPY. THEY SAY EACH PATIENT IS DIFFERENT,,,,THEY WEREN’T KIDDING THERE. I’LL BE GLAD WHEN THE REFIT DAY COMES AND BOTH KNEES ARE THE SAME.

Comments

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 5 years ago

    Hi Bob,
    My wife had her left knee replaced over a year ago but it didn’t really sink in what the operation involve until I saw her xray on her yearly check up!!!
    She says she ain’t having the other one done if she can help it!!
    Cheers and look after yourself, Neil

  • THANKS NEIL, IF A KNEE DOESN’T NEED TO BE REPLACED, THEN BY ALL MEENS, DON’T. I DIDN’T HAVE ANY CHOICE IN THE MATTER FOR MY KNEES. MY LEFT KNEE HAD BEEN BONE ON BONE FOR 33 YEARS AND MY RIGHT ONE WAS HALF GONE FOR 36 YEARS. I SAID THE SAME THING AFTER MY LEFT KNEE OPERATON, BUT AFTER IT QUIT HURTING, I OPPTED FOR THE RIGHT KNEE. I FIGURED THAT IF IT WENT BY AS FAST AS THE LEFT KNEE WENT, THEN I COULD HANDLE IT. OF COURSE THE RIGHT ONE DIDN’T GO AS PLANNED AND I’M STILL HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THAT ONE. THE NEXT TIME I HAVE THEM WORKED ON, I WILL HAVE THEM BOTH DONE AT THE SAME TIME SO I COULD GET THE SAME MANUFACTURERES PARTS. THE ONES I HAVE NOW ARE FROM TWO DIFFERENT MAKERS. THANKS,,,,,,,,,,,I HOPE YOU WIFE FEELS BETTER SOON FROM HERS. I FOUND IT TOOK MY LEFT KNEE 18 MONTHS TO HEAL AND ABOUT 30 MONTHS FOR THE RIGHT ONE TO GET REDONE. IT STILL ISN’T RIGHT YET, BUT I HAVE TO WAITE FORM MY STOMACH AREA TO TOTALLY HEAL. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonabout 5 years ago

    This is a very cool t-shirt design, Bob! Great work!

  • THANKS ELLEN, THOSE ARE MINE! BOB :) BUT, IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WITH ARTIFICIAL KNEES, SEND THEM A SHIRT. IT WORKS FOR ANYONE IN THAT SITUATION. LOL :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • CanyonWind
  • Wow! Another feature. I’m flabbergasted, humbled, honored, really I am. lol Thank you once again CW for yet another feature. I don’t know what else I can say. I truly apprecaiate all of the features in your fine group. Bob ;)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

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