Monday, September 17, 2007


Tomorrow is the big day. I am having my ACL repaired/replaced. I am looking forward to the end of this process. I have spent the last six months trying to rehab so that everything would be strong enough to compensate and it just hasn't worked as well as I would like. I still can't take any impact or tork on the joint. I can't do the elliptical or treadmill at the gym. I can't jog alongside my son while he is learning to ride his bike. I have had to modify how I do so many things and it is always just a bit stiff and sore and sometimes more than a bit. I am not old enough to have a joint acting this old. Since it is a daily issue, I have decided - with my surgeon - to do the replacement. This show about the type of injury and here is the type of replacement I am having done - the patellar tendon one. These are not for the faint of heart, but are drawings not actual pictures.

Wish me luck! I don't know exactly what my recovery and rehab process will be as it depends somewhat on how much meniscus damage they find and have to deal with.


sara :) said...


Good luck with the procedure. Let me know if I can do anything for you! Hugs.

Jennifer said...

Alex, I've been meaning to email you about this, but keep getting side tracked! I wanted to let you know that you'll be in my thoughts and prayers! I hope your recovery goes the best possible way it can and that you are pain free in no time!
Hugs to you!!! Oh, and enjoy your pedicure - I think it's great that you're doing that for yourself!