- January 16, 2019
Hi, I’m Andy McTeer. I’m a wood pattern maker by trade. And now in my retirement. I teach wood-turning on a lathe and I make bowls, pepper mills. You see a bowl here. And I just loved teaching and seeing the expression on my students’ faces when they finish making a bowl or a pepper mill. It’s just a smile on their face and that makes it all worthwhile. I injured my ankle about 15 years ago in an industrial accident. I crushed my actual ankle. It healed reasonably well, but as age caught up to me, I got arthritis into it. So basically had osteoarthritis in my right foot. And from there it just got worse. It really impacted my lifestyle. Teaching, playing golf, which I love to do with my wife. I was actually really despondent a thought. All my activities were over with. Pain, but no, I have no pain today.
The reason I chose the Florida Orthopaedic Institute over a few that I had looked online and asked some recommendations is that there was a lady that did a testimonial video and she seemed very sincere. It made a whole lot difference than just a worded testimonial. What it was like, but she seemed very sincere and that made the difference. It just seeing her and hearing her and how confident she was with the Institute itself. It was really fate that brought Dr. into my life if you want to call that. And we just blended right from day one. He answered every one of my questions, made me feel very good. Between him and his team, they made the difference. Everything he told me was exactly spot on. They actually told me in the beginning after the operation, I wouldn’t need any pain pills because I won’t have any pain. Well, I really didn’t believe them. So far, I’m going to have a little bit of pain, but no, actually no pain whatsoever. And now I’m playing 9, 18 holes of golf with my wife and my lifestyle is back to exactly what I had, if not a lot better.