WXRT's Terri Hemmert Set For Knee Replacement Surgery
June 20, 2014 at 3:51 AM (PT)
CBS Triple A WXRT/CHICAGO middayer TERRI HEMMERT, "will be off the air and away from the stations for many weeks," reports the CHICAGOLAND RADIO AND MEDIA website. "This will be due to her having knee replacement surgery today and her needing many weeks of recovery and physical therapy. "
On her FACEBOOK page, HEMMERT writes, "When I was 4 years old doing my first D.J. gig, I was in no pain. Since having Rheumatic Fever at 13, my knees have been a problem. Since I lived through more than one polar vortex this year, the problem has gone from bad to worse. TOMORROW I go in for knee replacement surgery for my right knee. This will involve weeks of boot-camp-like physical therapy and rest. I will have to convalesce at my home for several weeks. I wanted you to know so you wouldn't panic and think I retired or something unthinkable like that. No way. I will not be on my midday show for several weeks, and Breakfast With THE BEATLES will have to be a Doctor's Orders one hour show for awhile (except for RINGO's birthday special JULY 6th ... special dispensation for 2 hours!). The doctors orders start time is 9a SUNDAYs. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep for awhile. I will be back, better than ever. I will not miss the bone on bone pain. I will miss the Pride Parade, our SUMMER interns, RINGO and PAUL's concerts, too many rock festivals to count, and I will miss you and the privilege of playing great music for you every day. I am very positive and optimistic about this. My surgeon goes to the NEW ORLEANS Jazz & Heritage Festival every year. That speak volumes to me, his grateful patient. My friends have been unbelievably kind in helping me prep for this and will be there to feed and encourage me for the next few weeks. I've already had two months of physical therapy, and I will work like crazy to get through this. All I ask of you is your patience, prayers, good thoughts, and encouragement. You can reach me here. As soon as I get out of the drug induced stupor I will be checking FACEBOOK and giving you updates. Thanks. I'll miss you and my marvelous coworkers. But I'll be back. They can't keep a kid from PIQUA, OHIO down."
WXRT has set up a "get well wishes" page for her. Check it out here.
ALL ACCESS wishes her a speedy recovery.