Re-Evaluating What Life Means is Inspirational For All Of Us
“When I was 76 years old, scoliosis, which had plagued me all of my life, now made it impossible to move without pain. After a series of tests, surgery was determined to be the only option. Dr. Khosla performed the operation which was successful. He had to insert two titanium rods on either side of the spine held by 24 screws. It was definitely a major surgery!
After a stint in ‘rehab’, I recognized it was up to me to make the most of a second chance at a full life. I made getting better a priority. I found moving around in a warm therapeutic pool at the aquatic center extremely helpful. We also bought a treadmill. My first attempt at the treadmill was exhausting and just a minute long. However, I persevered and after a couple of months, I was up to 20 minutes on the treadmill and began swimming laps in the Olympic pool. I am not saying it was easy, but it was certainly worth it. I also took up the cello again after 50 years.
I am 89 years old now, and my husband of 68 years is 91, We still live independently in our own home and enjoy life.
I am truly grateful to Dr. Khosla for his excellent care in helping me to have a life instead of just an existence.”