He comes out of his office and sits down next to me, and he is rubbing his knees.
He proceeds to tells me that he had knee replacement surgery about a decade ago.
I'm watching him still rubbing his knees, and I say curiously, "So how did it go--were you happy with the results?"
He says, "I still have some soreness"--and I'm thinking, after all these years, yikes!
Then he goes on to tell me this horror story about his brother (I think it was) that had double knee replacement.
But after the surgery, the knees got infected, and they had to remove the replacements and put in studs (like placeholders) until the infection cleared with antibiotics.
I suppose he couldn't walk around without knees, and I was wondering how long this guy must've been laid up.
Anyway, once the infection was gone, they put in new replacements for him.
OMG, all in all, the guy had to have 8 surgeries!
Needless to say, this was not the orthopedic success story that I wanted or needed to hear.
But I guess it's good to know what can happen (bli ayin hara)--in all the gory details. ;-)
(Source Photo: here with attribution to Isbye)