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The Road to ACL Recovery (Day 10)

Progress continues to come quickly, though at a cost of some pain. Had my second PT session yesterday, and the gloves are off. Spent six minutes on a bike. You could hardly call it pedaling- I think I was going … Continue reading

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The Road to ACL Recovery (Day 8)

First PT session today. It was quite a relief, as I am now doctor approved to put weight on my leg, bend my knee, and move to more aggressive exercises, all things I thought I could do, but figured I’d … Continue reading

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The Road to ACL Recovery (Day 7)

Yesterday was a lost day…rattled from back to back nights of mediocre sleep, I slipped into an early afternoon nap that I couldn’t shake until late in the evening, which bled into a super restless night that I’m still rolling … Continue reading

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The Road to ACL Recovery (Day 5)

The major league baseball season is 162 games long, and if I think of rehab as 162 mini-battles, I can pace myself to success. Today was such a little victory, because this morning I completed my first leg raise. For … Continue reading

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The Road to ACL Recovery (Day 4)

If my post from yesterday seemed terse and bitter, that’s the ebb and flow of ACL recovery. Progress plateaus, spikes, and plateaus in a hypnotic, “Walk Like An Egyptian” fashion. Yesterday was one of those plateaus. All the more reason … Continue reading

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The Road to ACL Recovery (Day 3)

On the third day, I rested. After sleeping for 11.5 hours, I woke up groggy, with pain at its apex. I popped two Codeines and fell back asleep for 4.5 hours. Started a couple of the lightest exercises, but not … Continue reading

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The Road to ACL Recovery (Day 2)

This is supposed to be the hardest day of the Recovery.  As the local anesthesia in the leg wears off, the pain rises. This is indeed how my day started, but I am pleased to say I am making it … Continue reading

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Day 1: The Road to ACL Recovery

I recently tore my left ACL. Seven years ago I tore my right ACL, so this completes the set. That remains the most painful injury of my life, and the long, tedious, often agony-inducing path to rehab tried me harder … Continue reading

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