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Old 08-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #21
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As an aside,

3:30PM: I am discussing with my PT how three years ago a lady had a heart attack at the wheel and crashed into my neighbor's front yard.

4:30PM: Leaving PT some Jesus lady asks if she can pray for my healthy recovery. I let her.

5:00PM: Sitting on the couch at home, I listen as a truck driver smashes my family's two cars on the street en route to crashing into my same neighbor's front yard.
That's pretty epic...
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:00 PM   #22
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Most difficult things so far are dealing with the medication and the emotions that come with being reduced to an immobile ball of pain and frustration. I'm either on planet percocet or lashing out at my family like an asshole.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:15 PM   #23
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Ice, compression, and massage pulling the edema up!
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Old 08-27-2009, 04:36 PM   #24
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Second PT session, two days out from surgery.

1. Learned to contract the quad again and achieved a solid set of extension holds that I can still do now that I'm home. This morning I couldn't even begin to flex the knee through that pain barrier.
2. My physical therapist says theres no sense in me returning to sport unless I get my ankles fixed, as the lack of dorsiflexion is the main culprit in my collection of lower body injuries.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:30 PM   #25
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Day 8
Progressed to weightbearing with crutches in PT. Quad sets, straight leg raises, etc, are easy now. Bumped my ankle on the table, which shook the tibia a bit and I cannot believe how much it hurt.

Things I'm proud of: I'm progressing at a speedy rate, and I haven't needed pain medication since day 2.

Things that suck: parts of my leg are still numb, the stitches hurt and itch constantly, and I'm in constant back and neck discomfort from not being able to sit right with a straight leg.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:43 PM   #26
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Day 13

Taken some steps without crutches. Putting more weight on the leg while walking with crutches. My two-week appointment is tomorrow. I'm going to try as hard as I can to lose the crutches and see if I can walk with a brace. I'm going crazy.

Most of the pain seems to be on the bottom front of the kneecap, supposedly where they take the bone away and sew up the patellar tendon. Ouchies. I just want to be able to weight train again at this point. I am going to have huge legs for the rest of my life.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:26 PM   #27
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Just to reiterate what Steven said,
Holy ****

Good luck with the recovery!
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:56 AM   #28
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Recovery sounds like it's progressing. Hope all is going well.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:53 PM   #29
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Hey thanks, guys.

I saw the doc today and am walking without crutches (albeit slowly and with a limp) for the first time in two weeks! It seems like a long road back to being a real athlete, but I'm excited for all the little progress I get.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:26 AM   #30
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Days 15 and 16

Doubled up PT days, working the stationary bike (just for ROM) and very light leg press, in addition to normal quad sets, straight leg raises, and extension hangs.

Flexion at about 100 degrees as of day 15. Extension at about 3 degrees still, 5 or 6 when I wake up in the morning...
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