reconstructive knee surgery tommorow
06-03-2003 03:53 PM
reconstructive knee surgery tommorow
i usually dont make these personal posts. but i feel i could use the support from the bros. im having acl/lateral meniscus reconstructive surgery tomm. morning. it kinda sucks for me as summer is almost in full swing and im pretty much in the best shape (lowest bodyfat) of my life. i have never been this trim. but this knee has been going in and out for the last few years. i hurt it my senior year in college but elected not to have surgery at the time. full recovery is about 8 months to a year. im gonna bust my ass in rehab and hopefully be doing upperbody workouts on machines in a couple of week. keep me in you prayers. thanks- AL
06-03-2003 03:55 PM
Tough blow, bro. Good luck.
06-03-2003 03:57 PM
Good luck. Really, its not all bad. I had ACL/Meniscus surgery last May (2002). I went the Alograft route with the ACL. Make sure your in physical therapy within at least 4 days of surgery. Keep stretching and icing and you'll be running around in a matter of months.
06-03-2003 04:01 PM
thanks guys. im going with hamstring tendon. i start physical therapy 2 days after. Originally posted by bow Good luck. Really, its not all bad. I had ACL/Meniscus surgery last May (2002). I went the Alograft route with the ACL. Make sure your in physical therapy within at least 4 days of surgery. Keep stretching and icing and you'll be running around in a matter of months.
06-03-2003 04:02 PM
Good luck with that bro. I had ACL reconstruction around christmas, that wasn't fun at all. make sure your Dr. gets you in some physical therapy ASAP. Don't be stupid and wait untill he brings it up like I did. you have to insist on it. Make sure you have a comfurtable bed, or the back pains will be almost as bad as the knee.. I would also suggest taking some aminos will you are down and out to help retain muscle. Good luck with that bro.
06-03-2003 04:11 PM
Best of luck bro. I'm sure you'll be up and running again in no time.
06-03-2003 04:16 PM
Running with the Big Boys
Sorry to hear about that, just work hard in PT and get yourself back in the gym soon as you are able to.
06-03-2003 04:58 PM
thanks again fellas, i appreacitate the kind words. i plan on using L-glut, and procomplex thruout the day. im not sure about the creatine, i dont think it would be beneficial if im not working out. this 2-3 week break is actually coming at a good time. i have been working out very hard the last few months. i just hope i dont gain too much weight while im in bed initially.
06-03-2003 05:35 PM
Good luck with it bro, i had ACL resonstruction at the ripe age of 17 Originally posted by institutional i usually dont make these personal posts. but i feel i could use the support from the bros. im having acl/lateral meniscus reconstructive surgery tomm. morning. it kinda sucks for me as summer is almost in full swing and im pretty much in the best shape (lowest bodyfat) of my life. i have never been this trim. but this knee has been going in and out for the last few years. i hurt it my senior year in college but elected not to have surgery at the time. full recovery is about 8 months to a year. im gonna bust my ass in rehab and hopefully be doing upperbody workouts on machines in a couple of week. keep me in you prayers. thanks- AL
Rehab takes a while, i was at physio for 3 straight months 3 times a week, and was in crutches for 2 monts during this time. My knee slipped out of place every other month before i had the surgery aswell, had to wait two years until my growth plates were closed (did it when i was 15) and have had two other surgeries before that to clean up cartilidge. Hope to have surgery to add cartilidge to the knee (whenever they start doing it frequently) as for my age i should be first in line. Hope it goes well, you're gonna be one swollen mofo
06-03-2003 06:44 PM
hey bro, good luck with the surgery and I hope all goes well. Like everyone said (and I'm sure you know), get in PT right away and I'm sure you'll be fine in time. I guess this means no cardio huh? Take care and check in, let us know how it's going
06-03-2003 06:46 PM
Originally posted by jweave23 I guess this means no cardio huh?
Yea, and the Kennedy's aren't gun shy
06-03-2003 07:02 PM
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06-05-2003 08:31 AM
good luck bro...hope its goin well. never had knee probs but did have rotator cuff surgery 5 years ago and was best thing i ever did. fortunately i had a dr who got me in pt within a week of my surgery. plus he initially said it would take a year before i could get back in the gym. i was back in 5 months with his blessing...i had to bench press the bar...but hey i was ablt to get on track alot sooner than they thought.
be persistent bro and you'l be runnin around before u know it. let us kno how u r doin...and the progress u r makin.
06-05-2003 09:22 AM
Good luck Alex! I hope you have a speedy recovery. Best thing to do is try to enjoy the mandatory downtime...and the painkillers
06-05-2003 10:15 AM
surgery was a success!
thanks for the positive words.
they ended up repairing my medial meniscus also. my mri was old and didnt show that, so thats recent damage. so it ended up being acl reconstruction with lateral and medial meniscus repair. this is kinda of a major blow to me. the medial meniscus repair is significant because its non weight bearing for 6- 8 weeks in my situation. hopefully i will progress more quickly. right know it is very painful, and tender. im basically icing it non-stop and taking vicadin every 4 hours. im not a big fan of pain killers, but you have no choice in this situation. i go in to see the doctor tommorow morning, and start my physical therapy. so i will let you know how that goes. my saving grace is these hot tamales candy, theyre keeping me in a good mood, i have a case of these. another good thing is that im staying at my parents house , and they are helping me tremedously. my gf also helps out alot. but im going to make a serious effort to stay in shape, or rather stay lean. i dont want to gain too much weight in the next few weeks. so i will probably stick to my diet as soon as the pain improves. peace out.
06-05-2003 12:52 PM
sounds like you have a good plan bro. being "in shape" and all i believe helps speed recovery. Good luck and keep us posted bro....
06-05-2003 12:54 PM
Good Luck......keep us informed.
You sound like you've got a great recovery plan !!!
06-07-2003 09:37 PM
well today is day 4 post op. i had my first PT visit yesterday and i will be going 3x's a week from here on out. since i had my medial meniscus repaired i will be non-weight bearing for 4 weeks. thats the hardest part, even tho my leg feels its getting stronger i have to give the meniscus time to heal, that means no pressure what so ever on it. im still taking heavy doses of pain killers, got no choice. hopefully everyday will be an improvement.
ps-- i found a forum for acl patients on the net, and it has been wonderful. we all share our progress and horror stories toghether and we give advice and what not. so now im not only hooked on bodybuilding forums , but also knee forums
06-07-2003 09:47 PM
Running with the Big Boys
Glad that things are going good.. let the knee heal.. and sleep if you can.
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