Anyway, still hurting and still on crutches. I did hae torn cartilage, this time in the lateral meniscus, my first tear three years ago was medial. Hopefully this will stop any tearing, I'm already bone on bone in some places.
I started PT on Monday and had my one week on Tuesday.
The one week she just checked my range of motion. In short, the ligament tightens up and you loose basically all range of motion. But she had my bend my knee and she says " Oh look at you! You're almost at 90 degrees."
So my progress is going well, today we did all kinds of stuff in physical therapy and I'm feeling it now.
I can basically straighten my knee to touch it down on a table. I can bend it towards me at almost 90 degrees, but there is a definite resistance. And it's weak and the muscle already is atrophying, you can see the difference in swelling and muscle tone from my other leg. I can start bearing some weight with crutches this week, but that means wearing the ridiculous brace.
Mentally, I'm going crazy. Just really depressed about being stuck inside. I'm also tired, I know mostly from being depressed and from the surgery. I'm lonely and it sucks that I'm missing out on things. Aaron is reading at RLT today and I wish I could go, but can't drive, thus can't go. The first week I did really crappy with my eating because my best friend was in town, and I could hardly do anything so we just ordered pizza. As soon as I can bear weight I'm going to get into the gym in the basement and start using my weight bench.
In all, ACL repair sucks! But I'll be glad when I'm better.