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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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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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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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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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