Hello ACL warriors!
I am days away from “celebrating” my 5th year anniversary of ACL surgery.
I don’t even think about my knee anymore. It’s that healed and that much back to normal for me. There’s not much in my life that I modify or have to stay away from. But that’s not to say that life after ACL surgery is easy. I still have to work at it every day. I still have to be active, work my knee and be careful (as not to re-injure it) every day. The thing is that I just think about that stuff less and less because after doing them for five years, it’s just a second nature and a way of life for me. How about you?
In honor of Mothers’ Day coming up, I have a shameless plug for the woman who helped me recover immensely from my ACL surgery–my mother.
My mom battled chronic pain for 40+ years as a result of being born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia. She endured multiple knee and hip surgeries (even two total hip replacements and revisions) to rid the pain. She is now pain-free because she has employed many methods and modalities to do so. Seems like my family has kept some orthopedic surgeons in business over the years. So that said, my Mom recently wrote a book about her pain journey and recovery. If you or someone you know has endured pain and wants to move towards wellness, check her book out. And let me know what you think!
The Nook version is available on Barnes & Noble.
More info on my mom? Check out her website.
Happy Mothers’ Day and happier knee days ahead to all of you 🙂