I am feeling much better now about my osteoarthritis diagnosis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that will end with me getting a hip replacement, at least according to the conventional medical knowledge available.
I am okay with that though. Most have my research on hip replacements shows that if it’s done right, your quality of life is undiminished.
In the meantime, I’m doing everything I can to extend the life of my hip. I have come up with a special diet plan that is basically a version of the Mediterranean diet. I have a whole ton of supplements that are supposed to help joint health and reduceinflammation. I am doing physical therapy and have an exercise program I am confident should be okay. I can still work and play golf. I can play with my babies.
A lot of people have been very supportive. My wife Laurel is always number one. My fighter pilot buddy Ryan talk to me about when he had to stop flying and helped me understand I can go on without my extreme sports and exercise. My friend and client who owns a giant exercise bike company recommended a good bike to me and is going to give it to me at cost which is awesome. My other friends have been great in talking to me about the whole thing.
Kate and Griffin, my babies, are the best because every time I look at them they smile with huge smiles and wiggle around. You can’t help but be very happy with good little creatures like that.