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  • Carl & Sally Yates
    Sep 1, 2000
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      Hope I'll be running next year thanks to Roger and Kevin Stone. There seem
      to be a lot of people interested in this new procedure which sure beats knee
      replacements so I'm sending it to the group. Carl
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Carl & Sally Yates <csyates@...>
      To: Jim Ballard <ballardj@...>
      Date: Friday, September 01, 2000 7:28 PM
      Subject: Re:

      >Got back today and have scheduled surgery for 17 OCT. Although Medicare
      >won't cover it, apparently my secondary insurer will go 70% and Medicare
      >will cover some things associated with the surgery. They will perform two
      >proceedures both arthoscopicly. Articular cartilage graft on the bottom of
      >my femur and a meniscus allograft using a cadaver frozen meniscus. A lot of
      >the success depends on no weight bearing for one month along with six hrs a
      >day of exercises. There are excellent descriptions on these procedures on
      >www.stoneclinic.com which I got thanks to Roger Wiegand. I'll forward this
      >to others concerned. He's been doing these for quite awhile. Read his
      >as he is the orthopaedic physican for the US Ski Team and much more. Hope
      >you got your thesis out of the way and will be ready for Hardrock next
      >Hope I will also but I can only speculate on the odds as age dosen't
      >the chances and I'll be the oldest to undergo these procedures. Best, Carl
      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: Jim Ballard <ballardj@...>
      >To: Carl & Sally Yates <csyates@...>
      >Date: Thursday, August 31, 2000 1:25 PM
      >Subject: Re:
      >>Please let us know how everything goes at StoneClinic. We refered my
      >>brother to them--I hope it goes well for you so we can urge him to visit
      >>them. His knees went several years ago and he has almost no meniscus left.
      >>Yes, my running was really bad this year. I didn't train as much as I
      >>should have early on (too much work) and I started much too slow at
      >>Leadville. I lost an hour in the first 35 miles and wasn't able to make
      >>that much time up. After Twin Lakes (outbound) I didn't lose any more
      >>but I didn't make up any either.
      >>Write in a few days when you know what the clinic says.
      >>Hi to Sally from the both of us.
      >>God Bless,
      >>>Don't know if this address is still good for you. Got the package and
      >>>Kathie's letter. Thanks! Looked at results on the web and could not
      >>>that everyone I know did not finish. Sorry you were 0 for 3. In 91' (my
      >>>first year) I finished all 4. Went into 92' with a big head and was 0 for
      >>>and also scratched AR100. 93' I came back and had my best ever year
      >>>finishing WS & HR and 4 more, so you never know. I'll answer Kathie as
      >>>as I get back from the stoneclinic.com I go to tomorrow. Carl
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