patella graft

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 7

Post op- Day 7

Day 7 And on the seventh day, I FREAKIN’ walked. Not far, might I add. But I’m confident enough to not need the crutches. Something must have happened in my sleep man, because I was wobbly as hell yesterday. I’ve even left the house (by […]

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 4

Post op- Day 4

Day 4- Woke up at 5am. Not in pain or anything, but that was the time my body decided to wake up, and I was wiiiide awake.  Not much to report today, other than I’ve stopped taking painkillers. I figured I’m not actually in “pain” […]

Post op- Day 3

Post op- Day 3

Day 3-    Pretty impressed that this gammy leg hasn’t interrupted my sleeping. I’ve been taking some co-codamol before bed, and not had to take anything else until late morning so far. Today I’ve had some Ibuprofen at 11am, and that’s it (it’s…. just gone […]

Post op- Day 2

Post op- Day 2

Day 2- Another good night of sleep. Lying around and playing Mortal Kombat must be exhausting me.. I took of my tubey grip and had a nosey at the state of my knee today. Mainly because I’m a rebel, but also because, as mentioned yesterday, […]

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 […]