3 AM Saturday 2/5/2000 What idiot put the last ice pack in with the insulated side down? Oh…uh… I have nobody but myself to blame for my quality of care here. I can’t recommend strongly enough that the solo patient time his/her bathroom trips to be in the “meaty part” of their pain med cycle. […]
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.
Pre-op Thursday 2/3/2000 (remembered) My friend Richard conveys me to the outpatient facility at 7 AM on surgery day. I’m suffering from a great deal of low-back pain, and can’t wait ’till they get some meds in me (since I can’t take the proper meds for the back due to the upcoming general anesthesia). The […]
Preamble: No idea how I did it. I tore my left ACL, and I can’t for the life of me figure out when it happened. Sometime between February of 1999 and October of 1999, I must’ve done a number on it, but I don’t know how. Coulda been a fall in the Great Smoky Mountains […]