Although I’ve reached retirement age, I’m not ready to slow down. I manage a 51-unit senior apartment complex called Blackrock Terrace in Aitkin and volunteer one day a week at Riverwood Healthcare Center, greeting patients as they come into the hospital or clinic. I also support fundraising projects for the hospital such as an annual quilt raffle and Lights of Love.
In 2014, when my right knee became so painful that it was hard to walk, I knew it was time for another knee replacement. My first one on my left knee was 16 years ago. I couldn’t believe how fast the recovery was this time after my surgery at Riverwood. Dr. Erik Severson is a miracle worker! He did a terrific job of controlling my pain after surgery.
I’m happy again because I can move more! Being able to walk without pain has made such an improvement in the quality of my life. Last fall on a trip to Las Vegas, I was even able to walk on rocky ground–something I could never have done before my knee replacement.
I was so pleased with my hospital stay at Riverwood. The nurses went above and beyond to be kind and considerate. The care was simply awesome!
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