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Nutrition and surgery: How much should you eat after surgery?

December 28, 2011

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Preface: Don’t underestimate this. I know plenty of people who have gained upwards of 60 pounds after a surgery. Some of them have trouble getting this weight off years later. In fact, I know one person who for nearly 70 years (!!!) had the same waist size. After a foot surgery he gained 60 pounds […]

Reconstructive ACL surgery: My surgery experience

December 27, 2011

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My ACL surgery was December 23rd at 7:30am. I figured I’d write a little about my experience. The most nerve wracking part of the whole thing is walking into this big ass operating room, there are 5 people there, all for you, and one chair in the middle of the room, just for you. I felt […]

Reconstructive ACL surgery: Postop physical therapy day 1

December 27, 2011

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It took me about 8 hours after waking up from the surgery until I felt good enough to really start moving around. Below is how my first day looked. Note this is the day of surgery. None of that waiting a week to do anything crap. This is half-written for somebody looking for what to do […]

Reconstructive ACL surgery: Which graft should you use?

December 15, 2011

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A quick primer on what ACL surgery is: Once the ACL is torn it does not repair itself. Thus, a graft is used to form a new ligament. This graft is put in place where the ACL should be. If you decide to have ACL surgery, one of the next steps is to decide which […]