Pain-free once again
When Gearldean Newcomb of Buffalo Junction was experiencing pain in her left knee that medication couldn’t treat, she finally decided to heed Michael Kyles’, M.D., advice and pursue a total joint replacement.
“After several years of dealing with the excruciating pain, I finally knew I was ready,” Gearldean says.
The right attitude
From that point, she was motivated, and her good attitude was the key to a quick recovery. With the help of Dr. Kyles and the nursing and therapy staff at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, Gearldean received her knee replacement and successfully completed the Sentara OrthoJoint Center program.
“Stay positive, and be ready to do your physical therapy. The experts at the Sentara OrthoJoint Center will do the rest to get you moving again,” Gearldean says. “It was just phenomenal, and the relief was immediate. I was up and walking around on the same day as my procedure, and I haven’t stopped since. Shannon Brown, the patient navigator, is wonderful. She did everything she could to ensure my success.”
Gearldean’s immediate relief turned into long-term benefits. As she recovered, she did all of the things she once loved. Now, there’s no stopping her.
“I would tell anyone who is experiencing knee pain not to wait,” Gearldean says. “Go ahead and get the replacement done and look forward to being pain-free again.”