School Classroom Executone
This is part of the pamphlet we received with the Executone. I searched the Internet for more information on these early models but could fine nothing. I kept the “box” in my room and when turned on I could listen to what was happening in the classroom. There was another “Box” at school that a student carried from class to class. I could speak and answer questions when I pressed the bar on top. One of three teachers came to the house each week to review lessons with me.
Bet you never heard of that either.
I spent many months on crutches but was able to return to school the following year. I continued to grow (much to the delight of my physician) and the pins were removed leaving me with little more than a slight limp, minor movement loss and a little shorter on my left side.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
20-50% of SCFE are missed or misdiagnosed on their first presentation to a medical facility. This is because the common symptom is knee pain. This is referred pain from the hip. The knee is investigated and found to be normal.
That is what happened in my case. I was not diagnosed for weeks while seeing a family doctor. He concluded I was just seeking attention! A trip to an orthopedist sent me right to the hospital for more x-rays and into surgery.
48 years after my initial surgery to have the pins inserted into my hip, I underwent a complete hip replacement. It was a perfect success. You can read a little about this in the following posts:
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