I had the ACL reconstruction back in high school with two meniscectomies about 10 years later. And ran into stage four cartilage degeneration, basically bone on bone
I mean, Dr. Stone, the message that resonated with me is that he's going to give me the version 2.0 of my knee. Right? You know, it wasn't how do we kick the can down the road? How do we just keep yourself relatively on your feet? It was a matter of wanting to still perform and not give up on those activities. Changing a lifestyle is a very tough concede, I couldn't concede that, that's just bottom line. And I felt that Dr. Stone, in terms of his desire and outcome was that he also too did not want me to concede on my active lifestyle. And that dialogue that's what really convinced me to go down this path.
So little things like getting back on my bike at week five and riding 10 miles to the beach was, you know, very encouraging. Actually I got even under the squat rack at week five as well and I think it was week six did a five-mile hike with my family. And so those milestones have really resonated with the positive outcome that I anticipate.