Hello everyone! My name is Bruce and I’ve lived in Portsmouth, VA for 25 years or so. I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. After the Marine Corps and Viet Nam, I settled in Richmond, Va. and graduated from University of Richmond in 1975.
Overall, I’ve led a pretty rough and tumble life, convinced of my invincibility! Around 40, my daughter, Heather Elizabeth, was born in 1989. I had a son, Brian Bruce, in 1971, so I was no rookie to the dad-deal: wrestling, pitching ball, riding bikes, jogging, touch football, etc.
Well, surprise, surprise. I found re-curing hiccups in my abilities. Big Bad Bruce turned into Sweet Lumbering Brucie! First, the spring in my legs went. No problem, says I, some squats at the Y will take care of that. Well, the Y turned into Why? So, I never went. Then the knees and then The Hip! Started off as an easy limp. Being a veteran, I immersed myself into that maze. After 8-10 years, it became apparent they were not interested in replacing Brucie’s knees. Meantime, Carpal-Tunnel had arrived and fate intervened. The VA didn’t want to do that either! They gave me the option of getting the Carpel-Tunnel done on the Outside. By good fortune and word of mouth from other lumbering souls, I found Dr. Haynes.
After the Carpal Tunnel Repair was done, I asked him “Do you do hips too?”. “Absolutely”, he says. By this time, I could barely walk. My hip would clunk when I walked, I fell, then could hardly get up, etc. People started opening doors, carrying boxes, asking if I was going to make it. GAWD! A strapping US Marine Veteran humbled in such a way.
Dr. Haynes to the rescue again!!! Jiffy-Hip, standing up same day, even made it so I was standing straight again. I love this man. My knees are next at “The One-Stop Body Shop”. He’s my hero and everyone I know in Tidewater to Richmond to New York knows it! Thanks DOC. I’ll go to combat with you anytime!