grappling

Post op- Week 5 summary

Post op- Week 5 summary

Achievements: Walking without brace Maintaining control of swelling  Consistently with new exercises Got back to driving Can walk up and down stairs without looking special Set- backs: Very stiff without morning bike session to loosen knee Knee hangs take a while to sink into. And […]

Post op- Week 4 summary

Post op- Week 4 summary

Achievements: Consistent workouts Massive limp is now a small limp Impressed the physio with progress Set- backs: Diet has slipped a little More movement= more walking= increased swelling Ache and painful reoccurring twinge in left quad Not been consistent with knee hang exercises, so full […]

Post op- Week 3 summary

Post op- Week 3 summary

Week 3 Achievements: 130 degree flexion Short walk into town (woohoo!) Maintained a healthy diet. Feeling goooood Off painkillers Set-backs: Increased amount of aching and stiffness when waking Increased swelling after days of increased movement Week 3 goals analysis: Use bike regularly Maintain consistency with […]

Post op- Day 6

Post op- Day 6

Day 6 Another day of improvements. My ROM has increased yet again and I’ve managed to carry out all my usual exercises painlessly. So in terms of rehabbing, another successful day. But, another boring day. This has literally been my view: So… bored.. I’m not […]

Post op- Day 5

Post op- Day 5

Day 5 So my tubey-grip tried to attack me last night. I woke up at 3am with my knee area hurting like hell, only to feel that my tubey grip had all rolled up and was digging in super right right above my knee. You […]

Post op- Day 1

Post op- Day 1

 DAY 1- I slept good. No waking in night crying out in pain or anything. I needed to pee at 5:30, but that was it. Getting on and off the loo is a challenge though. I’m very grateful I had been practicing single leg squats […]

ACL reconstruction- Day of Surgery

ACL reconstruction- Day of Surgery

Surgery day- yaaay! Time for a new ACL. After deciding I didn’t like my birth one, I detached it in August last year after failing to sprawl properly on a double leg takedown (sidenote; wrestling hates me).So I’m up and at the hospital for stupid […]