Under the Knife

It doesn’t seem that long ago.
Back in 2002 my 3-on-3 team won the NBA sponsored Hoop-it-Up tournament in downtown St. Louis.

But a lot has changed these past few years. Since then I have had horrible problems with my knee. The last couple years I had the cortisone shots. Earlier this year I had arthroscopic surgery. It didn’t go so well. I had more shots this summer and fall. Nothing has worked and walking even 200 to 400 yards is very painful. So on Tuesday morning I am having knee replacement surgery. I will be out for a few days. In my absence I’ve asked Andrea, Rachel, Mara, John, Ed, and several others to fill in. I’m sure you will be in good hands. I won’t be checking email for a few days.

Thank you all for helping out while I am recovering. Hopefully, all will go well and I will be back soon. And, thank you everyone in advance for your thoughts and prayers.

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  • Duane in Fort Wayne

    Good luck!!! I’m fairly new to the site and I love it. Great articles and videos linked to the stories. I’ll be a fan for a long time and I’ve told a few of my friends too.

  • Concerned American

    Will keep you in my prayers

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  • saveus

    speedy and complete recovery!

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  • myohmy

    Good wishes. Good to do it now before Obamacare kicks in.

  • Militant Conservative

    Wish you’d have contacted me. I know one of the best.

    Dr. Andrews in Birmingham and Gulf Breeze Florida.

    He did Tiger Woods knee and others. Absolutely the master.

    Good luck and do your rehab exercises.

  • Sasja

    Good luck and here’s to a speedy recovery. (We’re clinking our orange juice glasses).

  • luckyone

    Best of luck and have speedy recovery.

  • Tom Kubiak, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

    Our prayers for a speedy and total recovery. We need you in our fight for freedom. Godspeed, Jim. Tom & Kathy

  • jojo

    Take care!

  • Chris W.

    Get well soon.

    You got in just in time. Once Obamacare starts, they will hand you a cane and put you on a waiting list for a year.

  • NeoKong

    Good luck Jim and take it easy for a few days.

  • Anne Willey

    I read this site many times a day and appreciate your work. At 52yo, I had TKR over 2 years ago – hints for recovery: get out of the hospital as soon as you get to their rehab requirements to decrease infection (I left after 36 hours), don’t get disappointed when you feel like you go backwards in rehab, take max pain meds before rehab, do more rehab than they ask you to do (if they say get to 20degrees, get to 25), get up and move as much as possible, move to the cane as fast as you can, for sure by 3 weeks. The more recovery you make quickly, the more strength and movement you will have. No pain now at all, can do almost anything except run a marathon. One of the best decisions I made.
    Good luck.

  • lakewriter

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I say ‘amen’ and ‘ditto’ to Anne’s remarks. It’s all in your hands, the rate of recovery. I somehow dont think you will be lax! No pain, no gain! And from what I’ve seen from friends, it’s a terrific gain!

  • denise

    Prayers coming your way.

  • Pink Tie Republican

    Best wishes and good luck Mr. Hoft.

  • http://doublenickelfarm.blogspot.com Jennifer

    Praying for you in New Mexico! May this surgery resolve all your issues and that your recovery is painless and swift!

  • njrazd

    Good luck, Jim! I’m sure the procedure will be a success.

    Smart getting it taken care of before Obamacare kicks in!

    Wishing you a speedy & complete recovery!

  • Tim Tomlinson

    Hope you have health insurance. Feel better soon!