Recovery – Day 8

The Vicodin seems to be working! It doesn’t completely erase the pain, but it dulls it enough that I can’t complain. I also have SO much more energy now (or am less groggy, but I feel awesome)! I’m excited to get healthy again. Now I just new to learn to be patient ;).

I had my second PT appointment. He said I have “congenital ligamentous laxity,” which basically means the ligaments in my entire body are looser than they should be. I’ve always known I could hyperextended any joint, I thought I was double jointed. It’s really not that big of a deal, but it does mean that my joints aren’t able to protect themselves as much as a ‘normal’ joints, and therefore I am more prone to injure myself. He said he’s not surprised at all that I tore my ACL. I guess from now on, I just need to be more careful when I exercise or play any sports.

My ROM is -2 (almost full extension) to 70. Not awesome, but the PT seemed pleased this early on in recovery. Today they did more manual work – such as massaging my knee cap which hurt like $&?! and manually working on my ROM. I did some more intense stretches, but was told at home to just keep up with the exercises I was given on Tues. It hurt, but it was the healing kind of hurt, and I feel really good when it’s done.

The bruise on the front of my leg is starting to catch up to the bruise behind my knee.
There’s also small bruising at the incision sites and on the outside of my knee.

Overall today has actually been a pretty amazing day. After the pain I had Monday night/all Tuesday, today feels fantastic. I actually took my first non-crutch assisted steps today! Admittingly, I don’t think I could do more than the bedroom to the bathroom, but it’s a step forward.

One of J’s good friends from CA stopped by tonight to hang out. He brought me some macarons! Mmmmm. Nothing helps you heal faster then sugar 😉


About casadezhang

J and I got married in August 2010, and purchased our first house in May 2012. I decided to start a blog so I can ramble on about all the thing I find interesting. How is this different than any other home/life blog? It's probably not - but I just like to talk :). I'm not the best at updating my blogs, but I'll try to update at least once a week, or whenever anything interesting happens :).
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