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Old 03-04-2010, 10:07 PM   #41
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Well my entire leg is still numb, and I am not looking forward to the pain I will be experiencing tomorrow. I have cathode tube mounted in my hip for direct novacaine injection that I may use tomorrow depending on how much pain I am in.

My PT starts on Monday, and they have already given some exercises I can do at home.

Neo your posts are very helpful, thanks.
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Wow man, that must hurt like a mother to tear that!!

Good luck with your recovery and great to hear you made it through okay.

Had some ingrown toenails removed at 17, my gallbladder removed when I was 22, and wisdom teeth ripped out last spring. The last two fucked me up pretty bad, and I learned that I really really hate Morphine. Terrible **** this is.
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I had a brain tumor removed in March of 2005. It was a difficult recovery.

You will be in some pain when the nerve endings start to wake up, but you'll be fine.
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How's the past few days been?

I go under on the 17th. My ACL is 100% in two pieces.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:25 PM   #45
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How's the past few days been?

I go under on the 17th. My ACL is 100% in two pieces.
The first two days were no problem, my leg was completely numbed out, including my dick and ***** lol. When the novacaine wore off the second morning, I woke up in a ridiculous amount of pain. It felt like my whole knee had been skinned on the pavement and I had a massive cut. I was basically in tears. The hydrocodine works for about 3.5 hours, and when it runs out, you know.

This is my fourth day and I'm doing pretty well. I have the machine that slowly moves your leg up and down. I am at 75* right now and am supposed to increase 5* everyday until I am at 120*. I find the machine easier to do then working it out myself. It is slow, steady, and controlled. Trying to do my exercises is the hardest, my leg just doesn't do what I want it to do, and it ******* hurts lol. I slept with the machine on last night no problem, and it feels pretty good today. I get to change out bandages too today, my knee is still like a balloon though.

EDIT: The doc said 60% was tore and the other 40% was like taffy once he got in there. He couldn't believe I played hockey on it like that for a year.

Make sure you have stool softers or laxatives or something, the hydrocodine will block you up bad, and that isn't fun. Crutches suck too. Not driving sucks too.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:09 PM   #47
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no pics? damn that must of hurt like a bitch. I got most of my surgeries as a kid. When I was 5 I had a rare case of trigger thumb in my left hand. Had surgery on it, moves freely now, but its starting to give me problems again, tho. But when I was a little bit older, I was (and still am) into freestyle dirt BMX. All I can say is after breaking my arm in two places in a earlier situation, this was a completely different feeling of pain I have encountered as a kid... lets just say my right leg learned the hard way why handle bar caps exists. Handle bar went into my calf by 2 inches or so, had to get emergency surgery to remove the ******.

My other issues include:

-Water in the left knee, which makes PT qualifications a bitch in the AF. Still refuse to give me a waver because I can just wear a brace... *******.

-Had teeth removed

-Cracked jaw from falling off a bunk bed onto the rail below

-physical chips in the bone of my shins from damn aluminum bike pedals spinning around and coming in contact.

-breaking my right thumb by shutting and LOCKING my mom's car door with my thumb in between. That sucked ***.

Got a sharpened tungsten welding rod stabbed into my arm. I still dont know how, and I didnt feel it until I brush up against the shaded curtains.

I am totally screwed when I hit 50 years old.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:18 PM   #48
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I got pics I can post of the carnage. I felt pretty good today...good enough to swap in a torsen! lol my dad did most of the work but I helped a fair amount.

I have been pretty spacey today. Kinda lightheaded and wobbly. Almost like permanent buzz. I just want to drive my ******* car with a locking diff. I couldn't even maneuver myself in to the miata today, so it will be a few weeks before I get to drive again, which is gay.
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Good for you!!

I installed a turbo when I was recovering.
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Jesus man..

Glad you hear you're doing well and wish you a speedy recovery. You in for a lot of physical therapy to get back at 100%?
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Ya, 5-6 months before I will be full speed again. PT 3 times a week until then.

Racing is safer, I may just stick with that lol.
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mmmmmmm, blood soaked rag.
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When can you drive a car again? You're looking pretty ganxter in that shower cap. I know I wouldn't flex on dat ***** rollin up through tha southie-lake, son.
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I can drive auto cars tomorow, manual hopefully a week or two. I need to be ready for lemons next month. I'm gonna bring you a tranny (sponder) to MSR next weekend, if you get my bodingtons, that is.
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God dammit i am not looking forward to this. The best of luck to a speedy recovery man. Keep us (me) posted on the daily routine and how you feel. I have a rock climbing trip planned for 3 weeks after my surgery. Hope i can still make it.
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God dammit i am not looking forward to this. The best of luck to a speedy recovery man. Keep us (me) posted on the daily routine and how you feel. I have a rock climbing trip planned for 3 weeks after my surgery. Hope i can still make it.
I'll let you know in three weeks if I think I could climb a rock. I know I couldn't do it on my drugs haha.
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lol dude you look high off your *** from the meds in the first pic... at least you had a good surgeon, whoever did the butchery did a nice slice job, that will heal nicely.
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lol dude you look high off your *** from the meds in the first pic... at least you had a good surgeon, whoever did the butchery did a nice slice job, that will heal nicely.
Of course you say I look high in the only picture I actually wasn't lol.

And for 21k, they better know how to cut me open properly.
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For your ACL's, are you guys providing your own, or using a cadaver?

Friend got a bad ACL from a cadaver, and the ACL ripped out shortly after he completed PT.
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