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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rehab

ACL rehab sucks. I did a month of rehab before my surgery. Stretching and stregth exercise nothing to strenuous for people who have ACLs. My first surgery the surgeon took two graphs off of my hamstring tendon twirled them around each other and screwed one end into my tibia and the other into my femur. Good times! I started real rehab the 3rd day after my surgery. The bending and straightening was the worst. I can handle the muscle building, yet working on getting my leg straight was painful and not fun. I lost all muscle from my hip to my ankle, and had to get it back. This went on for 9 months, and due to the fact that I couldn't get the effer straight I was in an imobilizer that forced it to be straight for the lion share of those 9 months. I learned to sleep on my back with the brace on. I tried a few times to sleep with it off to no avail. Imagine waking up to what felt like getting hit with a baseball bat each time you moved your leg. I remember going into rehab praying that I would have the cute little 80lb blond as my rehab person instead of the dude, she just wasn't strong enough to put me in the pain that he could. She was also pretty hot, and I asked her out, yet she said she couldn't date patients. You never know unless you ask. After 9 months of rehab I was back doing whatever I wanted playing ball, roller blading, you name it and I was doing it for another 4 years.... Then it happened all over again one the other side - WTF

I asked the beans tonight if she wanted to go to the park and ZOOM (go on the slide). Her reply, a very matter of fact ' of course.'. I didn't even know she knew that word let alone how to use it in context.
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5 comments:

Jess said...

I do like that even in your moments of pain, you still though to ask out hot re-hab girl....

"Of course." Ha! So sweet. And that response just made me feel she was thinking, "Of course Daddy! Why would you even ask me such a silly question?"

Sarcastically Bitter said...

Wow! 9 months of rehab. I don't think I could ever do that. I guess if I had to, I would.

Beans is too cute.

Emma said...

Lol, I wonder if the cute wee 80lb blond had been asked out by a patient before! Always worth a try ;-)

Narm said...

Waking up to getting hit by a baseball bat isn't uncommon for me.

I drink a lot of PBR.

Jen - The Secret Keeper said...

aww, you daughter is so cute! Kids say the funniest things sometimes!! x