Rebaboh1

by Rebecca
(Mechanicville, NY)

Halloween 2008

Halloween 2008

I injured my knee shortly before the beginning of class on Monday, March 2,2009. The ground was covered w/ a light coating of snow w/ a layer of ice underneath, but not in all spots. A class mate & I were walking next door for some coffee when I slipped and fell. I concentrated more on my right wrist because that is what hurt at the time. By the time we got to the coffee place, my knee hurt. By the time we returned to the school break room, my knee was swelling & painful to move or put pressure on.


After being taken to the ER & having X-rays done, I went home w/ pain killers, a knee immobilizer & a referral. Later last week I had the MRI done. Today I found out that i'm going in for surgery on 4/14/09. I"M SCARED. I'm a 36 year old woman w/ 2 kids (6 & 8 yrs old), married, full time college student (Medical Assisting Student), and a part time worker.
There is soo much information that was thrown at me today, i'm confused. If anyone out there is reading this that can understand... please give me some words of encouragement. I know i'm in for a long road, and can understand and appreciate that. I HATE knee braces & declined one today.. do i have to wear one post-op? if so..for how long? Since its my right knee, i've had my driving priveledges taken away... HOW WRONG !! I love my freedom!!

Ok... thanks for reading this.. any suggestions, comments, or help of any kind is greatly appreciated, since I've never had to go through this kind of thing before.

Rebecca Kemp

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Nov 09, 2015
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May 02, 2009
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Scared..
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Hi guys,

I am a 20 year old sports science student. I completely tore my acl and partially torn my pcl. It has been 5 months and still do not have a date for the surgery which I desperately need. I have read a lot about acl injuries, surgery, and recovery but I am really scared. If you have had surgery recently would you be able to tell me some good pointers on how to get throw and cope with my surgery when I finally get it.. Im really woried that something wil go wrong or that I wont be able to return to sport.
And for those of you how have jsut gone throw surgery I hope you are all doing well and hope to hear your progressions.

Check out my story - Karen's acl/pcl trama

Hope to hear from you soon

Karen

May 02, 2009
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2+ Weeks
by: Summer

Hi Rebecca,
I noticed we had the same surgery date too, thanks for your comment!
There is a lot more detail on my blog @
http://acljourney.blogspot.com
including pictures, etc. But the big breakthroughs for me at this point are
-no crutches or brace
-minimal pain medication
-0 to ~120 degrees range of motion

Just yesterday and today I have been focusing on 'walking normally' but I am SURE this task will continue to be a challenge. Again, more detailed info on my blog!

Good luck, hope you're improving quickly!

Summer

Apr 15, 2009
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You can do it.
by: Tricia

Hi Rebecca,
Today is 4/15/09 and if you had your surgery 4/14/09 you are probably not feeling so good right now. But it gets better. I am 12 days post op and feel much better. I think I'm over the worst of it. The ice and pain meds seem to work wonders. Hope you are feeling better soon. You can do this.
Tricia

Apr 03, 2009
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I share your experience
by: Carla

I too will have ACL surgery. My injury occurred at work and I never thought it would result to this. My MRI was recently read and I received 3 tears(one being my ACL). I just turned 44 in March(what a birthday memory). I am a widow with 3 children(2 at home-but old enough to take care of themselves). I am scheduled to see an Ortho MD whenever they schedule me.Then the big surgery day. So you are not alone. I am still in disbelief and it really has not sunk in. Keep posted in the near future on my blog. I will be writing about this whole ordeal.

http://secretstosavingmoney.blogspot.com/

Hang in there Rebaboh1. We will have lots of stories to share. You can e-mail me on my blog.

Mar 31, 2009
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Hang In There
by: Denise

Hi Rebaboh1,
I completely understand how you feel. At first it is a lot to take in. I'm 21 years old and I ruptured the ACL in my left knee. When my doctor first told me the results of my MRI, I completely phased out then cried my eyes out when I left his office. Just the mention of surgery made me feel worse than the injury was making me feel. The thing to do now is to read all about what your surgery will entail (it was difficult for me to do this at first because it made the prospect of surgery feel even more real). Read about the experiences of others who are going through the same thing (there are many good ACL surgery stories on this website and on the Internet in general) and find out all you can about the graft choice you will be having (It's usually either autograft - your own tissue OR allograft - sourced from a donor or otherwise outside your own body). The other essential thing you need to know about is rehab (after the surgery you will need to do a lot of work in physiotherapy and / or at home) and pre-surgery physiotherapy to condition your injured knee before surgery is really recommended if you can get it. You probably knew most of this already but if you didn't I hope it has been helpful. I've had a long wait for surgery (mine will be in June even though my injury occurred last October) so I can't tell you about the post-op experience. But I just want to wish you all the best for your operation and tell you that you are not alone with this ACL injury experience.
Denise

Mar 14, 2009
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ACL Surgery
by: Candy Kahany

Hi Rebecca,

My 14 year old son will have ACL surgery on 4/3 and I found, on the internet, some very enlightening information from injury to post-op. Look on the internet for "ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation Protocol, Peter J. Millett, Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, Colorad." Good luck. Let me know what you think of the information. E-mail me at "lizluzzy@aol.com"

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