Tue 29 Dec 2009
I’m now into week 14 after my ACL repair and things seems to be going well. I’m working with a different physical therapist now and she has me doing just a few things differently – mostly with working on balance and adding a bit of weight to some of the exercises I had already been doing – like leg extensions and leg presses. When I go back to PT after the holidays I should be able to get on the treadmill and also do some mild jumping exercises. On my own I have been doing some more leg work at the gym and have also been doing 30 minutes on the treadmill with four and a half minutes of walking following by thirty seconds of a slow jog. Outside of the gym I’ve been walking a lot – and hiked 3.5 miles to a nearby waterfall a couple days ago – and have had no swelling or pain.
The only discomfort I still feel is under my patella, most likely where they harvested a tendon to use as my ACL graft. It’s not pain, just a feeling of something feeling a bit odd…I still don’t have any sensation where the doctor made the incision – don’t feel anything at all there, actually. All in all, though, I would have to say that things seem to be progressing well – and I look forward to running again soon.1a02