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It's early Thursday morning. I'm starting to get a bit anxious. I'm definitely not in the proper frame of mind to do anything remotely productive today and probably tomorrow

Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

 ACL rehab thread      2016 parkour

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handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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i'm sure everything will go smoothly Nym ^^ breath in and out and do it :P ('aus und durch' like i've heard in germany :D)

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fingers are crossed ^^ and of the entire N-E Bureau :)

Level 10 Bleu Gardien Assassin of the Lanomia Clan

Buddhist, Traceur, Martial Artist, Assassin, Templar

Strenght: 22 Constitution: 9 Dexterity: 4 Wisdom: 12 Stamina: 11 Charisma: 5
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"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle" - "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"

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Surgery done! The doctor said everything went really well. I was his second ACL repair of the morning, so he really does a lot of these.

Other than feeling like someone took a hammer to my knee repeatedly, and than it is about to explode, I'm doing okay. I hope the pain meds take off a bit more of the edge.

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Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

 ACL rehab thread      2016 parkour

My tutorials:

handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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The pain is pretty bad, but just about everyone who has had ACL surgery told me that the first 3 days are pretty nasty. At least I'm on the path to healing and recovery.

Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

 ACL rehab thread      2016 parkour

My tutorials:

handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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Thanks for all of the support! :)

I'm not feeling all that bad as long as I use my pain meds. Sleeping was a bit rough last night, though.

Now that I'm more coherent:

Yesterday, while I waited at the surgery center, I found out that I was my dr's second ACL repair of the day, and there was another right after me. So, he does a lot of ACLs in a year.

The surgery took a little over an hour, and while I ended up needing a little meniscus "clean up", I didn't need any actual repair.

When I returned to consciousness, my leg was tightly wrapped from thigh to heel in a thick ace bandage. Unfortunately, it's so thick that I can't feel the ice packs under it.

The doctor did not use a femoral nerve block, so I didn't get the half day of being pain free. Instead, they wanted me to be able to weight bear without having my leg crumble under me. I have to keep my leg brace locked out at full extension for any weight bearing, though.

Starting late afternoon yesterday, I already started with the rehab, which is mostly a set of quad and hamstring isometrics as well as some extension and flexion ROM work. It takes maybe 5 minutes, but I have to do them every hour. I've also worked on weight bearing while standing. Although the doctor said I'm allowed to try to walk on the injured foot a bit, I'm waiting for some of the pain and swelling to recede. Plus, I get to remove the bulky outer dressings tomorrow, which means I will be able to ice my leg much more effectively after any weight bearing attempts.

My doctor wants full extension and 90 degree flexion after a week. I think I can press into full extension now, and at worst, I'm only a few degrees away. I'm maybe at 70 degrees flexion, which seems pretty good for being 1 day out from the surgery.

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Level 30? who the hell knows anymore? Direwolf Assassin/Ranger - current challenge

 ACL rehab thread      2016 parkour

My tutorials:

handbalancing: crow, flying crow, side crow, crow->headstand->crow  Bo staff: strikes 1 2 3, spins 1 2

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