Author Archives: Andrew Sacks

About Andrew Sacks

I'm a 27-year-old former college baseball player, currently working as a strength and conditioning coach in Baltimore, MD.

Here We Go Again…

Well, it’s been 3 months and 2 days since my last surgery, which means it’s about damn time for another one. So tomorrow at the ungodly hour of 5:30 a.m. I’m going to roll out of bed, head to the … Continue reading

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Get Bent

A while back I made a comment about how the only response I would get when asking about physical therapy was “It sucks.” For the first few weeks of my physical therapy experience, I thought that everyone else was just … Continue reading

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Zombie Knee Hits the Town

After several weeks of doing absolutely nothing except watching movies, suffering through increasingly painful physical therapy sessions, and generally just being in a foul mood, I had the opportunity to test out my new knee in Ocean City, MD this … Continue reading

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Back on the H-O-R-S-E

It’s no secret that I love to play sports. I’ve been playing one sport or another year-round since I was about 8 years old. Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, badminton, whatever; if it involves a winner and a loser separated by … Continue reading

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Week 4: Bend it like Beckham

So today is the 4 week anniversary of my knee being sliced open and stuffed full of a dead guy’s body parts, which means that I get to do new stuff in physical therapy. This is good because I was … Continue reading

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What Does 100% Feel Like?

I was talking to a friend of mine at work today when the conversation inevitably turned to my knee surgery and my quest to become athletic once again. He asked me if I would “ever be 100% again”, and I … Continue reading

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Adventures in Left-Footed Driving

On a whim, I decided to try to drive myself to PT yesterday. I figured that if I could bend my knee far enough to get into the driver’s seat I should be just fine to drive, since operating the … Continue reading

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Want To Make Some New Friends? Have Yourself Some Surgery

As of today I am 2 weeks and 2 days removed from surgery, and I don’t think things could be going much better than they are. My leg strength is coming back at an alarming rate, I’m regaining range of … Continue reading

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My Immobilizer Brace and Me

Borderline personality disorder is a psychological condition which causes people to have intense, unstable relationships with others in which they swing wildly from love to hate and back again. BPD is best encapsulated by the phrase “I hate you, don’t … Continue reading

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Week 1: Percocet, Sleep, and Constipation

I was going to watch a movie tonight, but Netflix is letting me down in a big way. I spent about 20 minutes scrolling through several pages of masterpieces such as Kazaam, House Party 3, something called “Transmorphers”, and this: … Continue reading

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