Krystal's ACL Reconstruction Sept 9th!!!! AHHHH!

by Krystal

Hi Everyone, I tore my ACL initially in August of 2004 playing soccer... I was slide tackled while all my weight was on my left leg (shooting) OOOOOOOOOUCH - - - I don't even want to think about it lol!

After that injury, I went back out 6 months later and 1 year later to try and play and each time I tried to shoot, my knee would give out and I would be in pain and swollen for 3 weeks. After 2 years I had an MRI... completely torn ACL. I got the big brace and a year later thought "hey my knee feels good, I am going to try playing again" BAD IDEA... out again for 3 weeks. That last injury was 1 year ago. And now here I am ... 1 week away from the beginning of my new knee!!!

I have been spending lots of time in the last few months looking up ACL info online... and I am soooo glad to have found this site because what I really wanted to know is if I was being crazy by being scared of finally getting the surgery!

I have never had any type of surgery before and never been under general anesthetic... and all i can imagine is what it will be like the day I go in (1 week!) and start the process of being "put under". I hear it's like you fall asleep and wake up in a second and it's done... but I am still freaked. I just hope that after it is all done and I work my butt off to recover that my knee is as good as ever!

Thanks for hearing my story, wish me luck :)


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