Category Archives: life

recovery: part 2

It’s been a couple of days since my surgery now–in fact it is almost exactly 48 hours since I was discharged from the fine Central Park Surgery Center facility. I actually started writing this entry the same evening I had surgery but after reaching two sentences I became disgruntled and took a nap instead. The [...]

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going back under the kni– arthroscope

It’s almost been a full 2 months since I last posted something literary, and that post also happened to be a couple of days before I reinjured my knee. Since I’m going to be bedridden in a little more than 12 hours, I figured I’d get the creative juices flowing in anticipation of doing stuff [...]

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16-week milestone

My left ACL is now 16 weeks and 1 day old. The coolest part about this is that I can start running again. The uncool parts include finding out how difficult running is going to be again and also waiting the 2 months until I’m cleared for sports. Especially now that NBA season has started [...]

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6 weeks out of surgery

Day 46 PS Hello, my name is Jamtarnet and I am Jack’s Sohum’s new ACL. I am only 46 days old and also casually known as Jammy. I was named after Sohum’s hamster, the late Jamtarnet Jockeroewelxery. I guess that makes me JJII which kind of makes me feel like I’m dyslexic whenever I write [...]

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crutchlessness is the way to be

Day 25 PS If you’ve noticed the frequency of my ACL-rehab posts going down, it’s because the frequency is inversely correlated with how good the rehab is going. The last week and a half have definitely been mostly positive and I feel like I’m getting back to a mostly normal lifestyle, minus the ability to [...]

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bmi is a crappy measure of healthiness

Day 16 PS Yesterday, I stepped on the scale for the first time since my surgery to check my weight. I was down to 150 lbs which, combined with my height of 5’6″, meant my BMI was down to 24.2. That happens to be on the very edge of a “normal” or “healthy” BMI. This [...]

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I’m going to go ahead and change the number to a post-surgery day so I have a better idea what is going on. Surgery happened on Day 52 so if you want to calculate days since injury, just add that number. Day 13 PS (see what I did there?) Before surgery, I greedily read up [...]

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stitches be cray

Day 63 So I got my stitches out yesterday… woo hoo! Unfortunately, though, all was not well. Apparently some water had soaked in under the Tegraderm bandage and caused maceration around the wounds. Now, I had changed the dressing on Sunday and the wounds had been dry so I guess my shower on Sunday evening [...]

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not much change

I’m not going to get into a day-by-day breakdown of the last couple of days but there’s basically not been a lot of change. I did my rehab sets on Friday and Saturday about 3 times total so I’m slipping a little in that regard. However, I am starting to get annoyed that the pain [...]

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still in a significant amount of pain

Day 59 (7/19) Just a short update about yesterday. The pain seems to be lessening but not at a really quick rate. I’m hoping the sharp pains when standing will go away by this weekend. Luckily, I did not really need the hydrocodone since I spent most of the day with my legs up and [...]

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