It has been just over 1 year since my last post to my blog. For no particular reason really. I was unmotivated to write a post when I arrived home from working 8 hours at the computer, then having to sit at the computer again in order to creat a post.
However, over time I realized that I did miss my blog.
I have been home now for 2 weeks, recovering from an ACL reconstruction surgery. I had plenty of time to ask myself the question "Why"...
So here I am, back to blogging.
I tore my ACL in October of 2013 during a cyclocross race and finally had the surgery on December 4, 2014.
The first 2 days felt like I was run over by a semi trailer pulling a flat bed with 10 brontosaurus. For real. My knee was continuously being iced, for 24 hours a day for the first 5 days. Day 5, I was able to take off the dressings and finally have a proper shower. No more Smelly Melly! That shower made everything feel so much better and left me in better spirits. All the ewkiness went down the drain...
Day 10, I took off the Steri-Strips and finally I was able to see my incisions. I am not to sure of the significance of all of them. All I know is that a tendon was borrowed from the hamstring, using the "tendon stripper", this graft is then run through a drilled hole in the tibia. Then a drilled hole is made in the femur and the tendon is inserted into the bony tunnel. Finally it is secured with 2 bioscrews. Tada! I now have a "new" ACL!
Baby steps to a full recovery. I can now walk without my crutches and somewhat go up and down the stairs. I just have to keep in mind that all of this is going to make me stronger - finally a return to full strength. Thousands of birds will flow from the trees this spring, when I will announce my return with a thunderous leprechaun heel click!!!
For the moment, I just wish I could run with the caribou, play with the wolves and dance with the aurora borealis.
Thank you Pure.