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Not much to report these days. Rehab is coming along very well. I’m in my home stretch to get in great shape for skiing at the end of January. The pops stop. The excersizes became easier. And, yes, you get stronger!

The other day, my MCL (or at least that part of me knee) started to hurt. Out of nowhere. Nothing to bad, but just annoying. As if the ACL wasn’t bad enough. I hope you all just stick to one injury.

Anatomy of Knee

Image from ACLsolutions.com

Does the cold weather of the wintertime affect anyone’s knee?

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ACL Extension

Lately, my knee has been acting up. The one thing I am focusing on is my extension–trying to straighten my leg and get my hyper extension back. So far, I am at 0, not hyper extension at all.
When I’m working all day, I have gone back to elevating my leg to constantly stretch it. This causes my hamstrings to hurt, just like they did right after surgery from the god-awful positions that had to put my leg on during operation. Sometimes just when I think I am on my way to sports again, I encounter minor set backs like this that make me think otherwise. I know it’s just part of the process, but I’m really jonesing to welcome sports back into my life.  (Ski season 2010, please?! I have new skis to break in.) Appreciate what you can do while you can do it.
I quote Mary Schmich from her book, Wear Sunscreen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_Sunscreen):
“Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they are gone.”

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