Saturday, February 26, 2000 – 60 degrees of separation… Well, I didn’t mean to lay off the diary for 10 days, but that reflects the increased mobility I’m experiencing. Still on crutches, though, non-weight-bearing. Last time I mentioned that I didn’t know how long it’d be before I could shower, due to my inability to […]
Dave’s ACL Diary
The story of my first month of a solo attempt at an ACL reconstruction. Presented here so you can guess what it’s like doing this surgery solo.
Wednesday, February 16, 2000 – Frustration, measured in degrees… Well, as recovery approaches in some ways, it recedes rapidly in others. I’ve made some strides toward independence this week. I’ve been shopping on my own, managed to get a couple showers, have been at work every day this week (though shorter days than I’d like […]
Monday, 2/14/2000 – My Return to Gainful Employment Well, I spent my weekend mainly flat on my back, thoroughly medicated, with a heating pad for good measure, in hopes that I could put the kibosh on the back pain that’s made everything rotten lately (I mean, even a sneeze makes my back tense and my […]
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday… Well, in the last several days, a lot has happened. First, I got some wheels. I managed to get Atlanta Rent-A-Car to rent me a Chevy Lumina, which has just barely enough room up front for me to get my 30-degree-limited left leg into the car (if I slide my left toes […]