When Ralph Danuser needed care for his two shoulders and one knee, he asked for Jamestown Regional Medical Center. JRMC Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael T. Dean, repaired Danuser’s joints so Danuser could repair his farm equipment – just in time for spring.
“I call it the Jamestown Regional Medical Resort,” Danuser said, because that’s how the people there made me feel.”
Now lovingly referred to as the bionic man, Danuser is sharing his story.
Danuser serves as a supervisor on the Saratoga Township, a member of Future Pheasants Inc., and he’s taught hunter education for more than 30 years. When he isn’t serving the community, Danuser enjoys hunting, fishing and watching Bison football.
His hobbies and civic involvement usually bring him joy. However, 50 years of pain interfered with his life. He scheduled his first surgery on his left shoulder when he couldn’t drive the tractor without pain. He scheduled his knee surgery when it felt like “torture” to shift the trucks. He scheduled his most recent surgery at the suggestion of his wife, Carol. Danuser was in so much pain, he couldn’t sleep at night.
“I knew it had to be done. And I knew exactly what Dr. Dean would say, ‘why’d you wait so long?’” Danuser said with a smile.
Join Danuser and Dr. Dean for breakfast at the Farmers Cafe in Dickey, N.D. at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. Danuser will share his story and Dr. Dean will be available for questions. The event is free and open to the public.
Learn more at www.jrmcnd.com/ralph-danuser or by calling (701) 952-4795.