While my range of activity is increasing and the operated leg feels stronger and more ‘normal’ for day-to-day activities, all the time, the tedium of recovery is taking a toll. The last two weeks, in particular, have been a bit of a struggle in terms of keeping the positivity and more so in terms of weight-control; have started to pack it on a bit. This is a combo of lower activity levels and comfort-eating, so reigning in the diet this week and amping up the swimming, which hasn’t caused any ill side-effects on the leg. Playing on Fitocracy definitely helps with the rehab motivation, and almost clear of month 2 of 9 with Spring and the mats not that far away!
I addition to the mix and match of exercises for Week 5 rehabilitation Physio cleared me for a wider range of ‘closed chain’ exercises such as swimming and rowing machine with the caveat that any new activity be started at a very low level with the duration and intesity of a new activity scaled up gradually.
- 30 laps in the pool
Every ACL op and recovery will be particular to the person. The thoughts and experiences recalled in this series of posts is in no way intended as medical advice or as a replacement for seeking medical attention for any injury. This information is presented merely as a record of one person’s experience with ACL operation and recovery.