Last October I ruptured my ACL playing baskeball against the students at school.
I was so nervous! I've never had a hospital stay, or been given a GA before. Hayden and Mum were my support crew. (Whether they liked it or not. haha)
This is me a couple of hours after the op. I was lucky cause I was first in at 8:30am, this meant I wasn't waiting around for long feeling nervous. (Shout out to Hayden for the pics)
...and here it is..well you can't see much. I was expecting to be in a world of pain, but the injury itself was much worse than the surgery. I'm hoping my recovery doesn't take too long and I can get back to my old fav. activities ... (Baskeball, Tennis, Squash, General Running about etc.)
I had to go to Target and buy a nightie which was the recommended hospital wear, but I didn't own one...So I decided to go the whole hog with the granny theme...
Hayden walked back into the room after I got changed into it and said "You look like your dying in that nightie"
... I promise that my leg is swollen... not usually this HUGE...
But that's all it was, Four small incisions. The scar on top of the knee cap wasn't from the operation, but from where I fell over a few weeks back. SO..they inserted a camera and fished around for my hamstring tendons, harvested them, wound them around to make a new ligament, then insterted it, screwing it into place. Took about an hour and a half.
I'm amazed that Dr's can do this! ...or should I say Mr's??
And I would like to give a big shout out to painkillers and ice!
I'm hobbling around up at Bridport atm. Hence all the blog posts.