Category Archives: Knee injury

“Semi-professional” Baseball, Quotation Marks, and Plantar Fasciitis: A “Winning” Combination

It’s been a little over a year since my last post, so I figured I’d throw up a new post to update people on my continued progress. In short, my knees are awesome. I’ve spent A LOT of time strengthening … Continue reading

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Finding Humor in a Horrible Situation

One of the best ways to retain your sanity during recovery from knee surgery (or any surgery, for that matter) is to try to find the humor in your plight. If you’re laughing, it’s nearly impossible to be in a … Continue reading

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Top 5 Craziest Knee Injuries

While I was recovering from my ACL surgery, I took solace in knowing that literally thousands of other people besides me had suffered through the same ordeal and come out the other end largely unaffected. Guys like NFL running backs … Continue reading

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Welcome to Bruisetown

I thought that I wouldn’t be as bruised up after ACL surgery as I was after ACL/PCL surgery, but I was wrong. Dead wrong. Here’s my right leg after ACL/PCL reconstruction: Pretty gnarly, for sure. But that’s nothing compared to what … Continue reading

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How to Poop After Knee Surgery: A Practical Guide to Post-Surgical Bowel Movement

One thing that’s interesting about writing a blog is that I can check my blog’s “stats.”  One of the stats that is recorded is a list of search terms that people have used to find my site. That means every … Continue reading

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Percocet Makes My Brain Work Not Goodly

Anybody who’s had ACL surgery and isn’t an idiot will tell you that the worst part about recovery is the first week, a fact that I learned roughly 3 months ago while I was recovering from my first knee surgery. … Continue reading

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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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