Marge’s Story

Site created on August 17, 2018

Welcome to MARGE SCHELL - 2018 CaringBridge site.

We are Joe & Eliana Schell and we have created this website to send updates on Marge's surgery to friends and family.

Marge's journey started in May 2017 when she could not move her leg to get out of bed. It quickly followed with major pain when trying to sit.  

Dr. Michael Gordon, an orthopedic surgeon, diagnosed it as a 75% torn proximal hamstring, torn off the ischial tuberosity, the sitting bone.

The surgery to repair the tear is August 20th, 2018. Prayers are appreciated for a successful surgery and rehab.   

We will update you after the surgery. Thank you for visiting.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Joe Schell

February 22, 2019

I graduated from rehab today—it’s been 6 months!  I am still dealing with finding a normal gait, balance, numbness, and a “snapping” of muscle over bone near the sutured area, but Dr Gordon & Eric, his NP, thinks it’ll take a full year to find my new normal. At least he says, “It’s better than before surgery.” Plus, I can email him questions along the way. I.e. I’ll always be his patient!

Thanks to all your prayers and well wishes. Here’s to spring! The birds are chirping up a storm today.

Much love, Marge

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