Tag Archives: knee

The Motivational Value of Competition

Well, it’s been a little over a year since I had my two knee surgeries, and now that they’re completely healed, I’m going to attempt to squat 400 pounds, deadlift 500 pounds, and have a 33 inch vertical jump by … 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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3 Month Checkup: Stationary Bikes are your Perineum’s Worst Enemy

Well, it’s been 3 months since I’ve written anything on here, so I figure that now is as good a time as ever to add some new content to this thing. The main reason why I haven’t written anything is … 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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