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I Knee’d You in My Life!!

Posted by and1grad on May 14, 2009


Figure I’ll do a knee update while I’m here.

Captain’s Log: Knee Recovery – 3 weeks, 2 days
Knee is doing pretty good. I limp like a pro now. I’m completely off painkillers so thats a plus. Sadly, the best part of my day is when I get home and can elevate my knee again and put ice. How lame (pause) is that? People keep telling me that this is the worst time to have a cast on and all that. Nope. With the NBA Playoffs on, I’d be sitting on my butt anyways. Besides, its not like there’s a best time. “Oh I’m getting a cast, let me aim for around winter time.” Ridiculous.

Anyways, the swelling has continued to go down and my knee is now only about a third bigger than the other. *Stewie voice* Victory is mine!

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My Hiatus

Posted by and1grad on May 6, 2009

Been a while since I’ve blogged anything. Trust me, there’s a couple of excuses that I like to call “reasons” which I believe will not only prove my hiatus to have been legitimate…but necessary. Come along, let me tell you a story.

Approximately 2 weeks from yesterday, I had knee surgery. And no, not your typical run of the mill arthroscopic procedure or a cleaning of debris out of there…I’m talking ACL Reconstruction. The stuff of legend. So what do they do in an ACL Reconstruction? I’m glad you asked. What they do is take a little piece of tendon/ligament from another joint in your leg (patella or hamstring) and use it to replace the torn ligament that was your ACL or anterior cruciate ligament. You can also get one from a cadaver. I chose to have mine replaced using a patellar tendon b/c its supposed to the most stable/strongest option. I’ll spare you the gruesome details but my entire procedure took upwards of 4 hours.

Honestly, the WORST part of this whole thing has been getting over the anesthesia. That stuff AINT PLAYIN. It took me forever to come out of the mini-coma this stuff had put me in. And when you finally do, you’re crazy tired, dizzy, and nauseous. Ugh…I hate that. I manage pain pretty well so I can honestly say it hasnt been TOO bad for the most part. There were some moments were a slight movement may have elicited a blood curdling response but thankfully those were few and far between. Also, Doc hooked me up with some painkillers that would either put me right out like a tranquilizer gun or (as I got used to them) make me slightly delirious and prone to saying ridiculous things. I called them my “scooby snacks” b/c after I took one, I’d be ready to go find ghosts. For those that know me, I’m already prone to saying ridiculous things but I’m telling you it was diff this time b/c I didnt need to be in a silly frame of mind to conjure it up.

At this point, I am 2 weeks into the 9 – 12 month-long process of rehabbing my knee. For any of you that have rehabbed anything after an injury, you KNOW how much it sucks. This is gonna be a painful process for sure

Another reason is how much fun I have on twitter. Its very easy to write your thoughts, read others, and converse with friends. Also, I follow some news tweets to help stay up on certain things. I recommend it to all.

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