Originally Posted by Simon's Mom
I think the fact you are not having either a patella tendon or hamstring graft will speed your recovery. Did your doctor say that or why he was going with the donor graft?
I don't buy the old lady stuff! Its all about how you feel.
The doctor said like you assume that having a donor will quicken the recovery time. He has laid it out like this, 1 month no walking on it while wearing a brace, 1 month wearing the brace with light walking on it. No carrying stuff or acting the fool. Then after that it is a person to person issue. I am in very good shape, which is a great plus, the doctor seemed excited for me. However on the down side is I don't mind pain much, I feel that may hurt me. However I am very concerned about my knee and being able to play with my little girl in the yard again. I'll be on my best behavior.
Originally Posted by cntstan
I tore mine playing "flag" football, trying to act like I was a teenager again
It was a complete tear though so maybe that's why the post-op stuff was so intense. Hopefully yours will be quick and not too much rehab after. It is still worth it I think, especially if you are young.
Don't feel bad I was directing traffic on one of those Air jump water slides for my daughter and her cousins birthday party. Keeping 8 5yr olds from wrecking, somehow I moved wrong.
Hopefully we never stop acting like teenagers! and Thanks to everyone wishing me the best. I'm not concerned about the surgery just hoping in the future it will be just as good a knee that it was in the past. Everything else I have busted in the past gives me greif every now and then.
List of accidents:
Broken collar bone
3 broken rims (not at same time)
Broken fingers and toes
5th vertibrate in back all jacked up
5th vertibrate in neck cock eyed
Broken Jaw (3 places)
Now Torn ACL.