“After three hours of hiking, I was exhausted, but of all the parts of me that hurt (every muscle of my legs and feet), my knee was not one. It actually felt better after three hours of scrambling up ladders, rocks, dirt paths and logs that than it did prior to surgery. I was in much worse cardio shape, no question, but my knee actually didn’t hurt.

I started finally jogging on a treadmill last week, and I’m up to a half-mile (at 10-minute mile pace) at a time. It’s still sore, it’s a little wobbly, but it’s encouraging, and I can’t wait to see what successes the next year brings. Thank you Dr. Minas and the Paley team for all you’ve done!”