My mom (Beth Hook) recently went to see Dr. Chams, who did two knee surgeries on me back in ’05 and ’06 for meniscus tears while I was in high school at Grayslake Central. While at her appointment, she shared that I have taken his advice (which he gave from day one when I saw him) to remain active— and recently completed IronMan WI in September of this past year. Attached are some of the pictures from the event.
Ironically, I hear all the time people saying that they have “bad knees” and can’t be active as a result. I love to tell them that I too have bad knees- but have always been encouraged by my physician to remain active. Outside of IronMan, I also recently completed the NYC marathon, LA Marathon and Houston Marathon (all with my mom) as part of Team Ritter to raise awareness about aortic health.
I guess you can say I am living proof that Dr. Chams is right— please send him my best and let him know my very active knees are still holding out.