Tony’s work has been placed on hold, so he can address his important health issues. He is DJ Tony Built, but he has become a full-time patient this year in 2018.
He had planned to have a total knee replacement (TKR) in February this year. After a dozen years of severe pain and spending the last 2 &1/2 years in a knee brace, he had no choice.
Unfortunately, he ruptured the triceps tendon of his left arm and it became a priority to repair that damage first. He had that surgery on 2/7/18, was in a cast for a month, then a brace and physical therapy for the next 2 months. He had to wait for the TKR until his arm had recovered enough to bear his weight on crutches.
On 5/21/18, he had a TKR on his left leg, was hospitalized for 2 days, then recovery and physical therapy followed. Full recovery was supposed to take between 3 to 6 months. However, he had a serious & rare complication in the 3rd month.
His patellar tendon [which runs from your quadriceps across the knee cap to the tibia (shin bone)] has completely torn off his tibia.
He will be having surgery on 9/24/18 to reattach the tendon. His knee will have to stay in a fully extended position (kept immobile in full leg cast or brace) for 3 months. Physical therapy will begin after the next 3 months and recovery is expected to take 6 months.
Please consider assisting my friend during his recovery. Insurance will only cover a portion of these expenses, and he will need assistance to pay for physical therapy, and his living expenses while in recovery, up to six months.
He is a wonderful man, who could use some assistance right now. I would love for this to make things financially easier for him.
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