About time for another blog update... I'm not too good at keeping up with it, but here goes...
After getting home from our trip to Ontario in early February, I had a few friends evaluate my knee and sadly all confirmed my most probable diagnosis of my injury. Thankfully I was able to get a brace that allowed me to function better (and manage at work). Wednesday I had an MRI and saw the orthopedic surgeon, confirming that I tore my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in my knee. Surgery really being the only viable option, was scheduled for the upcoming Monday.
|The nurse checking my name, etc. before giving me my IV.|
|IV in and waiting for the anesthesiologist...|
|And.... I don't remember this pic... or anything after it until the surgery was over!|
|Home and resting on the couch with all my post-op apparatuses.|
Since I was rather incapacitated and didn't plan for Valentine's Day in advance... my mom helped me bake some brownies for Andrew's Valentine's chocolate =) Needless to say it was a very simple Valentine's which was Just fine! I thoroughly enjoyed my roses (which I didn't get a picture of) sitting on the coffee table since I was spending many, many hours on the sofa =)
After a week I was able to get rid of a crutch and just use one... did that for the second week, and that was really the end of the crutches... thank goodness. One night during that first week or so, I wanted to get out of the house for a while. Andrew needed to go to Lowe's, so I accompanied him... legitimate chance to ride the scooter! Way too slow to be much fun, but nice to get out regardless =)
The range of motion in my knee and strength of surrounding musculature progressed very well post-op and continues to do well. The recovery road is long any way you cut it with ACL reconstruction... at least 6 months... but I am very thankful to have the first portion of it behind me!
|because everyone takes pictures of injuries and recovery progress... =P|