First post post-op
Hello there. I’m finally able to keep my eyes open for more than ten minutes so I’ve decided to write my first post post-op :) Let me start with yesterday and move on to how I’m feeling today. Yesterday my surgery was at 11AM. I was not allowed to eat anything past midnight the night before which was definitely a task; for anyone that knows me, I get a little cranky when...
"Catch you on the flip side!"
Tomorrow is the big day! I appropriately titled this post from one of my all-time favorite movies. (5 points if you can name the movie) Last night I went to my gym for the last time (I won’t give the name of the place but I was a bit disappointed that they didn’t offer me anything to stay). I went with the intention of putting my membership on hold, but things developed from there. ...
This post will be short and sweet. The time has come…surgery is 2 days away! My knee is kinda tired after walking around the city a bit in flip flops on Saturday night. I would not recommend it, but it was so HOT this weekend and my feet needed to breathe. Anyway, I’m going to hit up the gym one last time tonight, then putting my membership on hold for a month. I will post a...
As I’ve stated in my brief “about me” section of this blog, I’m a numbers nerd. And to show my appreciation for nerds around the world, I’ve downloaded a new HTML theme — graph paper style! Yes kids - go back to your geometry class or mechanical engineering class days and break out the graph paper! As for my left knee, things are great! Range of motion is...
under the weather
I’m not feeling very well today…just sick, which doesn’t happen often, but I hate it. Anyway, I’m working on and off from home today and just found this great article on Top 10 Things to Know before having ACL repair surgery. I particularly like #10 on the list: Show off your scars with pride! Countdown: 1 week remaining!
hard to relate
I never thought I’d post more than one entry in a day, but alas here is my 2nd post of the day…a very long day at work to say the least. So I’ve been talking to my friend Jill a lot about knee injuries over the last few months. In talking to her, I have realized it’s really difficult for people outside of the knee injury world to understand what exactly you are going...
and rainy days are no fun either!
Yesterday my right knee was fine, but now that it’s been two days in a row of rain, more rain, and yes more rain, my right knee is ACHY! Yes, my right knee, not my left (yet). I feel like I’m 25 going on 75! (sidenote: 13 going on 30, is a GREAT movie! haha). That achy, sore feeling that I get in my right knee when the barometer drops is not something I’m looking forward to...
the sidelines are no fun!
To my readers (all 3 of you), sitting on the sidelines is not fun! Yesterday I watched my soccer team lose 2-1 in the state cup. I wanted to play sooo bad! It was a gorgeous day for outdoor soccer! But alas, I sat on the bench and yelled/cheered for my team. (At least I got some color :) ) On another note, I haven’t been using my crutches since Friday. Just walking a little slower, but...
Friday progress report
Now this is a story all about how my Life got flipped turned upside down And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there I’ll tell you how I become the queen of tearing ACLs… I’m a little giddy today with the nice weather. Anyway, I had my pre-op physical this morning. It went well and was easy breezy as expected. Checked my height, weight, temperature, blood...
I called my doctor’s office this morning to find out the time of my operation since the hospital didn’t know when they called me last week. Turns out my surgery is not really scheduled yet. ARG! It could be as early as Wednesday next week or as late as the following Wednesday, the 29th. Guess I’ll keep riding the bike and doing those leg exercises.
Calm before the storm
Quick update…last night I rode the bike at my apartment complex “gym” since I didn’t feel like driving to my regular gym (which is only another 2 minutes away but requires walking up stairs, which adds time). Anyway, my knee was feeling really good. I was able to use the full length mirrors to check out my range of motion when laying on my stomach, and it was rocking! ...
Dates are scheduled
Surgery date is set - next Friday, the 24th. Also, I scheduled my pre-op physical for this Friday. The physical will be a joke — $35 for them to check my height, weight, blood pressure, and ask questions like “any problems besides the knee?” I could fill out the form myself — I weigh myself every morning (side note: not looking forward to seeing how much I weigh after...
AOTY circa 2001
Inside joke with my high school friend Theo, but basically I was selected as athlete of the year at my high school back in 2001. I played basketball and soccer in high school, and really love sports! You name it, I’ve either played it, tried it, or is willing to give it a go! Anyway, I preferred basketball back in high school and decided to continue playing in college. I have never been...