It’s been a week and three days since my surgery. I have been on crutches and in bed for a while. Before the surgery they gave me a nerve block in my leg, but they gave me the shot in my hip. Then they gave me a spinal tap and gave something to make me loopy so I would be asleep because when I was little I was allergic to the anesthesia. When I woke up, my legs were both numb, and I had to wait until my right leg had feeling in it so I could walk and go home. The surgery went very well, the doctor said. He put in a really, big, new ACL. On my wrap they had on my knee, the doctor, Tom Hacket, wrote Olympics 2010. I thought that was really nice of him. The first couple of days were brutal. I was on pain pills for my knee, and either I was allergic to them or I had a stomach flu because I kept throwing them up for two days, so I got new pills that still worked the same.
Now, I have been hanging out with Chris Mahaney, a friend of mine, because he broke his foot, so he has been staying with me until his next surgery. He just left a couple of days ago because he had to get surgery on his foot in Texas. I was so bored in my bed doing nothing but watching TV and taking pills and healing. But then I started a new thing. I started to make hats, loads and loads of hats, and we bought a bunch of yarn. That’s what Chris and I have been doing the whole time we have been recovering in addition to watching movies.
Physical therapy was a whole different story. I went to physical therapy before my surgery to get my leg strong, so I already knew all the fun girls there. Before the surgery, I walked in there once without crutches feeling fine. Now, I am back in there with crutches. The girls there have been really fun, awesome, and supportive. I also have been making them hats, and they are giving me 10 dollars for them, so it’s pretty fun. I also have to take my pain pills before I go because I tried one day without them, and I was crying the whole time. It wasn’t fun at all. But today, I was awesome, I kicked butt, I was able to ride the bike well, and do full circles. Finally, I have been bending my leg more and getting it straight. The doctor said it looks great, and I am doing very well. So now I am just chilling, healing, and doing physical therapy in Colorado.
If anyone is in Colorado, come hang with me!!