How do you feel? What hurts? What’s tough to do? What sucks? I feel basically OK. Better than I expected, and in less pain than I expected. This afternoon, I did let my pain get out of control (trying to trim back on the Lortab), and this is not good – it takes a while […]
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.
First Follow-up day – 2/7/2000 Well, before I start, I should say that it really helps to get out of the house, if only for a while. It’s kind of easy to start to feel like a loser laying around the house for 3 days, but all is made better by crutching outdoors on a […]
Several flavors of trouble: Sunday 2/6/2000 6 PM Hard to describe this delicately, but I’ll try. Lortab, in addition to doing its wonderful job of suppressing pain, also can suppress appetite, and some of the…uh…more prosaic functions of the digestive tract. Seriously. It’s number one on the list of possible side effects. The hydrocodone component […]
Saturday, 2/5/2000, 12:30 PM Well, it was exhausting but worth it. After attending to several morning chores, I crutched into the living room, used one of my REI Treking Poles (Thanks, Dad!) to unplug the extension cord, and a step at a time, dragged one of my big torchiere lamps and my Radio Shack timer […]