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Torn ACL

Sunday, May 05, 2013

So I went back to the doctor at the end of May to get my knee checked out. My doctor said that I just needed to give it a little more time to heal. I decided to start doing some low impact exercises to atleast get some workouts in. I started soing workouts on the recumbant bike and it was making my knee feel worse. I finally decided to go back in and let the doctor know that my knee was still buckling on me and it was not getting any better and he sent me for an MRI. The results came back and I have a high grade ACL tear. Now I have to go see a specialist and see what they can do about it.

So, since I can't really do any cardio, I am going to watch what I eat a little closer and make sure that I am not snacking on junk food during the day.
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    I'm sorry about the knee, I went through the same thing with my former doctor. The last straw was when he told me to just stop doing whatever I was doing to cause my knee to go "pop" and me to face plant...I asked him if he was REALLY recommending that I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair because my knee kept giving out when I was WALKING because he was so concerned with saving the insurance company money that he refused to send me for an MRI.

    I got my MRI & that's when we discovered my ACL was completely shredded & hanging on by a scrap of tissue. The only real option at that point was to replace it because it was too far gone for repair (stupid me fought my doctor for 2 years to get to this point instead of switching doctors much sooner).

    If you opt for replacement you will get your full mobility back pretty quickly if you work for it but do be prepared for it to take a few years to really feel "normal" again (to the point you are not aware of anything having been done).

    Good Luck!
    1847 days ago
    So sorry to hear this...... take it easy, and just know that we're rooting for you!
    1847 days ago
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