Her sewing room was in the basement. She was not.
With the severe osteoarthritis, Cheryle Barton’s right knee wouldn’t let her get to one of her favorite pastimes – sewing. “I upholster and do mending, and recently I’ve been making facemasks, she explains.”
Suffering with knee pain for years, Cheryle worked to strengthen her knee with walking at the gym. It helped for a time,” she says. She then began to find that her knee wouldn’t lift her own weight and the pain was getting bad again. “My leg also started bowing outward and I began limping. My doctor sent me to OSMC,” Cheryle says.
Dr. Will Stevenson saw Cheryle. Together they went over her X-rays and the options she had so she could get moving again. “The doctor was so patient. I like to research-and-research things, so I had many, many questions. He answered every one of them, and he was candid. His honesty and information helped me to make the decision to have the surgery,” she notes.
Cheryle chose to have a full joint replacement on her right knee. The surgery took place ten weeks ago. “I was nervous for weeks beforehand, but the staff at the hospital put me at ease the day of the surgery. And, Dr. Stevenson, his surgery and physical therapy teams were wonderful. What really surprised me was how little pain I had after the surgery,” she says.
“I’m doing well, and like a normal person, I can go up and down the stairs now,” Cheryle explains.