I'm getting ahead of myself.
Yeah, I got my ACL reconstructed last Thursday. That also happened to be the first surgery that I've ever gotten in my life. I fell at work on April 22 and it's been a slugging match with my company's workman's compensation insurance (never fun) and trying to get a time where someone can replace me at work while I recuperate. Mobile centrifuge treatment plant operators don't exactly grow on trees in the United States. By the way, if you knew how to do this but didn't submit a resume when I mentioned that I needed ACL surgery, then you suck and you should stop reading my blog out of shame and common decency.
|Dude, where's my ACL?|
So, After two months of crutching, barely walking and impatient waiting, I got surgery. Fortunately, I was the second surgery of the day so I didn't have to endure thirst and hunger for an entire morning and afternoon. Pain management was an issue. They didn't give me enough drugs out of post-op to make me feel painless. Apparently, I succeeded in life by having a high tolerance to drugs without actually doing drugs.
|They asked me to write, "yes" and "no" on which knee to operate on. I can do better than that..|
|ACL back in place. Better!|
Now, if you thought that I'd no nothing else other than PT then you confused me for a chronic overtraining-worry wussy. Now, since I never had surgery, I never understood the sensation that simple crutch movement could make for a painful, shit-my-incision-are-going-to-explode open feelings in my legs. I do have an machine that circulates cold water through a pad that I wrap around my knee. I thank the heavens my surgeon demanded that my insurance company buy it for me before they operated. Basically, if I have that, pain is manageable. So, what can I do with this thing on my leg that doesn't send me rushing for pain medicine and my machine?
Yeah, the neck training thing. One day I do 30 minutes of neck training. The next day I work on my crush grip with my CoC's. These are two things that I can do that in no way make my surgically-repaired knee ache or carry even a remote chance of aggravating it. Plus, I don't think I stand a chance of slowing down my recovery by training too hard.
Plus, the neck and the hands recover pretty quick, as long as it's not over-done.
SHIT! NOW I SAID IT!
So, I'll keep y'all posted on my progress and any wild revelations that I have while I recover. Thank you for the get well wishes. Hopefully, I can get back to normal as fast as possible.