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Pryor Cashman Celebrates 31 Years of the ADA and Recognizes Disability  Pride Month 2021

 

Thank YOU

 to my

ORTHOPEDIC and HEAL/THY bodysoul

 creative maverick teams!

All detectivepriests!

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My story:

FIFTY-SIX reconstructive orthopedic surgeries since birth.

A life story of:

HEAL/THY and the GOLDEN RULE and RADICAL HOPE.

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LEFTIMPERIALPURPLERED_#2_2016_CATHERINELJOHNSON_ALEFTIMPERIALPURPLERED #2                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2016 

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Thank you, Dr. Clare McCarthy

https://www.fairview.org/providers/m/c/c/a/r/mccarthyclare-439586098

And, surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome (both hands) and Dupuytren’s contracture.

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POST-OP LEFT HAND DRAWINGS:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/leftimperialpurplered-1-2-3-4-5-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/

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Check-up: 9 September 2021   EXCELLENT!

 

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SEeSEaSHIP #11                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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Thank you, Dr. Mark B. Coventry

DR. MARK B. COVENTRY My orthopdic surgeon after Shriners and when I was three. The portrait was a gift provided by his lovely daughter, Martha, days before my hip was replaced on 26 May1999

https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20120325/coventry-was-dedicated-to-broadening-orthopedic-knowledge-and-practice

At the time, there was no consensus among surgeons about the best way to replace a hip joint. Dr.
Coventry visited Europe on several research trips and investigated various approaches. He was espe-
cially impressed by the work of Dr. John Charnley, a British surgeon who was knighted for his pioneer-
ing work in orthopedics. “It was amazing,” a colleague later recalled. “(Dr. Coventry) went to England
and toured all the centers and came back with the one that would be the model for the future”.

Today, thanks to the pioneering efforts of Dr. Coventry and his team, total
hip replacement is one of the most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries, improving the quality of
life for millions of people worldwide. In summarizing his career, a colleague said,

“Dr. Coventry particularly remembered that at Mayo he learned …

about treating patients as people, not merely as a condition that needed to be diagnosed.

http://mccms.cws.net/content/history.mayoclinic.org/files/Contributions/1969-hip.pdf

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From 6 months to 3 years old,

I lived at Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children (name changed now!).

I began to ‘dance’ with Dr. Coventry when I was THREE years old.

His framed picture was gifted to me by his cherished daughter, Martha

– his ‘presence’ was brought into the OR for all major reconstructive surgeries.

 

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 I am three years old.

I remember the ‘event’ stilled in the black and white photograph above.

I cannot recall if it was my Daddy’s or my Grandpa Cottor’s

arm and hand

gently supporting my body.

My Daddy was, at last, victorious

in releasing me out

of the

Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children

where I was taken as a six month old infant

 living in an institutional crib.

My Aunt, Dr. Anne Cottor Kuhn,

had learned about a young maverick buck,

a remarkable orthopedic surgeon,

named Dr. Mark B. Coventry at the Mayo Clinic.

My Aunt informed my parents who needed visions of hope.

 

I remember this event.

I was set upon on a horse without my crutches,

a brightly painted wooden horse that was frozen

in a running movement that lifted me UP and DOWN!

My first experience on a merry-go-round!

I was overwhelmed. I was astounded. I was frightened.

I was in wonder and in awe!

The movement!

The feel of the outdoor wind gliding through the hairs of my skin.

I was dressed in a soft cotton smocked dress

 which my Mother had sewn just for me

– feeling the softness in contrast to the hard cotton of the hospital gowns.

The colors, the sounds, and being touched with love!

 My experience of caress was not known.
AWE and WONDER.

 

 

We, Dr. Coventry/I, ‘collaborated’ until his retirement.

He was my confidante until and beyond…

My beloved Dr. Coventry’s nickname for me:

SPITFIRE!!!

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Thank you, Dr. Rodney H. Peterson

https://orthopedic.io/surgeon/rodney-holmes-peterson-md-edina/

Dr. Peterson stepped up to take the ‘Excalibur from the stone’

– a congenitally dislocated hip coupled with an undeveloped pelvis.

He told me I would have to lie back at 120 degrees

for 8 weeks post-op so the prosthetic could properly/soundly set.

Dr. Peterson  firmly stated:

‘You MUST have dedcated / relable / trusted support FOR you before I will do the surgery”.

My response:

” Dr. Peterson, I will create

Catherine’s Courageous Compassion Circle

– a gold ring, a sliver ring, and a bronze ring!” 

On 26 May 1999, Dr. Peterson was the Olympian surgeon artist.

My body underwent a revolution.

The crucial offerings of sequential Physical Therapists entered my life.

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Body/soul fitness was always a  priority!

Counterintuitive decision after Dr. Peterson’s hip replacement:

I became a certified YMCA:

 * water fitness instructor

 *weight training instructor 

*Arthritis Foundation water fitness instructor

*fitness ball and therapy band fitness instructor

*cross-training water classes for inner city youth basketball players.

FIFTEEN YEARS!!!!

 

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Dr. Robert Trousdale

https://www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/trousdale-robert-t-m-d/bio-20054172

 

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HIP HAND HEART

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/hip-hand-heart/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/01/28/785-seeseaship-11-12-2018-catherine-l-johnson-anthony-cox-billy-higgins-samba-je-hed/

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Check-up: 9 September 2021   EXCELLENT!

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Thank you, Dr. Mark B. Coventry

https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20120325/coventry-was-dedicated-to-broadening-orthopedic-knowledge-and-practice

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Thank you, Dr. Mark Heller

https://account.allinahealth.org/providers/16759#aboutMe

 

RIGHT KNEE

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/uncle-lee-age-89-died-peacefully-among-family-on-23-january-2014-sigma-chi-uncle-lees-generation-wereare-a-remarkable-and-treasured-template-of-how-to-be-a-man-pine-tree-moon/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/pine-tree-body-soul-my-secret-is-hidden-within-me-my-name-no-one-shall-know/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/hurricanerapturelantern-a-libretto-5-december-2010-japan-meditation-catherine-l-johnson-2011-john-coltrane-peace-full-moon/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/moon-aerial-mines-ix-2012-14h-x-11-5w-catherine-l-johnson/

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OntO #4                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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Thank you, Dr. Garrett Griffin

https://www.mw-fp.com/facial-plastic-surgery-team-st-paul/dr-garrett-griffin/

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TURNED + TWISTED RIGHT LEG

HAD BULLDOZED NOSE + JAW

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/952-onto-4-2018-catherine-l-johnson-dr-victoria-sweet-slow-medicine-pre-modern-understanding-of-the-body-as-a-garden-to-be-tended/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/for-art-collectors-designers-exquisite-beautiful-impeccable-site-specific-fine-art-prints-esteemed-artist-catherine-l-johnson-master-printer-mark-jones-arts-district-imageworks-inc-2/

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FEET_POSTop_JUNE2021

FRANKIE (left) + STEIN (right)

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Thank you, Dr. J. Chris Coetzee

https://tcomn.com/physicians/chris-coetzee/

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The 2x ORTHO RECONSTRUCTIVE surgeries during the PANDEMIC

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/938-radical-hope-faithperseverancevision-you-reap-what-you-sow-my-reveal-my-first-sandals-dr-co-et-zeeeeeeeee-coltranes-giant-steps/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/917-announcing-the-first-worldwide-covid19-kite-flying-event-sunday-may-3rd-fly-a-kite-to-salute-the-brave-dedicated-front-line-workers-fly-a-kite-to-commemorate-those-weve-lost/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/926-the-civil-rights-kite-flying-project-build-community-with-joy-every-weekday-evenings-on-lowertowns-prince-street-sundays-4pm-upper-landing-park/

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X RAY of SPINE coming!

 

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WILL: FLY AWAY #3      Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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Thank you, Dr. Frederick Harris

https://www.fairview.org/providers/h/a/r/r/i/harrisfrederick-555332880

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Thank you, Dr. Eric Kirksson

https://tcomn.com/physicians/eric-kirksson/

 

SPINE + SI JOINTS

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/1006-will-fly-away-19-2021-catherine-l-johnson-fossil-spine-fly/

 

 

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Thank you

to the

RADICAL HOPE

remarkable

aweZINGZINGZING

ESSENTIAL

tenacious

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

who

step UPed and ENTERed

post-op:

Mary Husband / Joan Milles / Jill Monson

Alison Mumbleau / Bonnie Glenzinski

+

LISA RICHARDSON

https://tcomn.com/therapists/lisa-richardson/

creative genius re-wiring / releasing the grip of my Genesis story

and

opening NEW worlds!

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‘I SEE YOU!!!

‘I AM HERE!!!!!’

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Why Disability Pride? — ACLBoulder

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Inclusion means Inclusion | The Learning Renaissance

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #2           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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VISITING MY FAMILY

– holding TIGHT onto my Mom as my crutches were set down behind!

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/12/1005-updo-updo-updo-12-may-2021-glorious-chartreuse-bee-my-baby-bee-hive/

My UPdo could be an homage to Bezos’ / Branson’s

testosterone fueled rockets NOT quite entering OUTER space?

 

‘I SEE YOU!!!

‘YOU SEE ME?’

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/07/17/933-also-mysta-moon-goddess-also-catherine-moon-goddess-strong-arms-under-pressure/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/06/13/1014-udeerpresh-uhs-youdearprecious-2021-catherine-l-johnson-8-original-works/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/07/19/1021-i-see-you-i-hear-you-i-love-you-because-you-are-you-yaaaay/

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The Irede Foundation on Twitter: "We all have the power and responsibility  to make society more inclusive for everyone. When people living with  disability are empowered, they become agents of change.  #ChildAmputeeAdvocate #

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IPROMISETOTELL                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2015

 

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JULY

*Disability

Pride Month

*NOT my naming choice!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2021/07/15/5-questions-to-think-about-this-disabilitypridemonth/?sh=4905927d1417
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/what-disability-pride-month

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My entry below has been viewed worldwide and over 1K times:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/disability-disrespect-can-you-play-the-violin-equally-to-itzhak-perlman-no-does-that-mean-you-are-disabled-what-is-essential-is-invisible-to-the-eye-the-little-prince/

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/ipromise-ipromisetotell-ipromisetotellthewhole-ipromisetotellthewholetruth-16-december-2015-catherine-l-johnson-artist-patti-smith-people-have-the-power/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/1009-tell-no-secrets-tell-2021-catherine-l-johnson-the-incessant-beating-of-the-telltale-heart/

 

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HERHYMNS#2_BEBRAVE_2013_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPHERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                      Catherine L. Johnson   2013

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-writings-herhymns-be-brave-lullaby-i-thou-poem-a-lullaby-for-a-lover-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art/

 

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1 August 2021

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A B  O  U T  BeLOW

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

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