Three weeks post-op.
I was told by this point, things would be getting back to normal–crutches would disappear, swelling would fade and mobility would miraculously come back, full swing. I feel as though I’m on a slight delay because not only was my ACL repaired, but so was the lateral meniscus. Anyway, my recovery is just taking a little longer than I thought. I’ve planned a successful-recovery trip to New Zealand in September, so I just hope that I’ll be better by then.
At 3 Weeks, here’s the knee stats:
-Bending at 106 degrees
-Still swollen, but starting to see a bit of my old kneecap
-Still scarred, but using Mederma 4x/day for the next 5 weeks (Use for 8 weeks for new scars)
-Still in the locked brace ( I take it off at work and while watching TV so I can “breathe” and stretch the leg out
-PT 2x/week. might start going to the gym to supplement for less than stellar insurance, which only technically covers 10 PT visits…seriously? seriously lame.
-Still on crutches, but I use one crutch around the office and apt.
-Currently swimming in a sea of hosiptal bills, dr. bills and PT bills (Most people have a file, I have a box!)