Hey everyone, I thought the one week post-surgery point would be a good time for an up date so here goes. (warning, there is a shot of a knee with some stitches in lower down) Suffice to say it has been a pretty uneventful week. I got sent home from hospital with slight nausea, as… Continue reading One Week Down
Hi all, Sorry I’ve been away for so long, I’ve been away climbing and stuff before my surgery. I’ll get onto that another time, but for now its time to talk about what ACL reconstruction surgery is like. Thursday 9th March My admission time was 1230, which meant no eating after 0800 and no drinking… Continue reading Surgery Day
I’ve had a very productive week the past 7 days. Here’s how it went: The good Generally my knee has been really good. There’s less clicking and popping and my range of motion seems to be increasing. I’m still keeping up with plenty of romanian deadlifts, managing 7×10 of 20kg. More importantly, I’ve been bouldering!… Continue reading Weekly Update: 06/02/2017
It didn’t take long before someone asked the obvious question, which I maybe should have anticipated from the beginning. What is an ACL? ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament. Here’s a diagram : As you can see it joins the upper leg to the lower leg, crossing through the inside of the knee joint. This… Continue reading What’s an ACL?
Hey everyone, I thought I’d talk a bit about what life was like immediately post-surgery, what rehab looked like and how it has developed into what I’m doing now. I’ve even included an example training diary. Enjoy! Post-surgery (meniscus repair) I was stuck in a hip-knee brace for 4 weeks, though I was partial weight… Continue reading Rehab: 4 months’ progress
Hey everyone and welcome to my Blog! I thought I’d start with the long and and fraught story of my original injury and a bit of a snapshot of the past year or so and what got me to this point and my blog. I hope that over the coming weeks and months I can help… Continue reading An injured year