Debi Rodgers

First post: Jan 15, 2019 Latest post: Jan 18, 2019
My husband and I, Jim Rodgers own and operate Nearly Native Nursery, a retail walk in and mail order native plant nursery that promotes the use of native plants through example and education.

 I suffered a fall resulting in a broken knee cap last May 2018.  What should have been a pretty straight forward surgery and rehabilitation has turned into a nightmare for myself, my husband, and my family. I contracted 2 bacterial infections from my first surgery. 2 more surgeries, 2 more bacterial infections and a 5 day stay in the hospital left my leg immobilized for 7 months which has built up an enormous amount of scar tissue in my knee. I am still under a wound physician’s care and going to physical therapy to get my mobility back. 

 4 weeks ago my wound care physician approved for me to begin bending my knee through physical therapy sessions, albeit with a lot of pain. I still have at least twenty more physical therapy sessions and hopefully just a couple weeks’ worth of doctor visits to manage my still open wound.

 As of yesterday, my physical therapist has put my hands-on sessions with him on hold until I can bust through this enormous amount of scar tissue.  My only option at this moment to help me bust through this scar tissue in my knee is an Ermi Flexionator machine that I will rent or purchase and use at least two times a day. Unless I receive this aggressive care, I could be crippled for life which will affect our business and the ability to reach out and provide education and native plants needed for our natural world, it will also affect our active lifestyle.

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