He played football in high school, and then again as a U.S. Marine. During a game at Camp Pendleton, an injury put his right knee in a cast. Later, while fighting in Vietnam, his left knee was wounded.
But he refused to let the injuries slow him down.
Now, however, as he approaches his 80th birthday, my Dad has to take action. Next month, he goes in for a knee replacement.
It's become a pretty common procedure, so I'm not worried about the surgery itself.
But I am a bit concerned about "Super Bugs."
You know what I'm talking about. Drug-resistant Super Bugs are afflicting hospitals, clinics and patients all across the country.
In fact, I'll wager that you know of a family member, friend or co-worker who's dealt with this scary - even terrifying - malady.