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Recovering from ACL surgery today...somebody cheer me up!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Chicago Kid, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Chicago Kid

    Chicago Kid TRIBE Member

    So, I'm basically confined to my bed for the next week and on crutches for a while. Got cut yesterday and today I'm in majoe fucking pain, so somebody say something funny.
    I'm also on tons of drugs, so I prob be easily ammused.

    Chris :(
  2. chooch

    chooch TRIBE Member

    Ouch Chris!
    How long is recovery for this....
    wish i had been able to meet with you during your last visit.
    shamed that i couldn't!


    get better!
  3. SolChild

    SolChild TRIBE Promoter

    What's an ACL?

    I broke my leg when I was 11 and my foot was facing backwards!
    Then it wasnt healing straight so they had to re-break it!
    so I feel your pain!

  4. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    Anterior Crucial Ligament. Basically what holds the knee together.

    get well soon dude.
  5. Chicago Kid

    Chicago Kid TRIBE Member

    K - thanks. This is the same surgery that I had last Feb only on the other leg. I can start moving it and shit already, and I see my physio in a week, crutches for 2-3 weeks prob, major rehab and hopefully full recover 4-6 months.

    Yeah, sorry about the long weekend, I called you back that Frioay night but the only number I had from you was your work number and all those nights I was out getting really fucked up. Capped the weekend with Labour of Love. NExt time fo' shizzle.
  6. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

  7. Chicago Kid

    Chicago Kid TRIBE Member

    Thanks guys...drink lots for me tonight and shake an extra leg for me on whatever dancefloors y'all are hittin' up. Yeah, T-3's can kiss my ass, this Percocet/Oxycodone is where it's at...had a rough night, but I'/m kinda floatin' right now.

    Mark - how was the night? Claude was supposed to call me and I was maaaaybe thinking about it, but I had to leave for the hospital at 5am yesterday morn. How was the turnout...d'yall get crunk or what?
  8. chooch

    chooch TRIBE Member

    oooh! so this means LOL was your last dance?! well, for at least 4-6 months? Geeezze!

    are you seeing trails yet??
  9. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    What surgery did you get CK?

    I've read before about people getting the ACL's from cadavers if theirs is *totally* fucked and needed replacing.

    And if you're taking oxy's or percs, make sure you ease off them and don't just stop cold turkey.
  10. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member


    you need no cheering up. ;)
  11. Chicago Kid

    Chicago Kid TRIBE Member

    Nah, but I might throw a couple beers into the equation this afternoon to knock me the fuck out.
  12. deevah

    deevah TRIBE Member

    i guess ice-cream and jello doesn't really help in this kind of surgery

    get well soon

  13. chooch

    chooch TRIBE Member


    ride the line between sleep/awake...you'll come up with some awesome posts!
  14. Chicago Kid

    Chicago Kid TRIBE Member

    Thanks Deevah and all - that guy looks like me, right leg he's got the cast on...same as where I;m all bandaged up.

    Chronic dude - I got ACL reconstruction...partially torn meniscus and posterior corner repair. They did a graft from my existing pattelar tendon.

    This is my third major surgery - first one was in Chicago in 2000 when I was still playing for DePaul and that was biceps femoris tendon, then, ACL on my left last year, now this...fucking pray for me that this is the end of my hospital experiences.
    At least on a good note, I came out of the anesthesia the best I've ever come out...no sick/nauseated feelings and I pissed like a racehorse at fly-time.
  15. lucky1

    lucky1 TRIBE Member

    what do you do that you've blown out both knees and bicep? you are a pretty young guys still no?

    oh and gws. My sis had that surgery and I remember her recovery was a little difficult
  16. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    break a leg!:)

    hope you feel better I know that hurts like a bitch

  17. Chicago Kid

    Chicago Kid TRIBE Member

    Soccer - played all my life and was never EVER injured til five years ago...this time was bullshit though, as I had been totally cleared from my other leg and I just went to plant and receive a ball and my fuycking right leg buckeled out laterally and "popped." They said that it could've been a number of factors, anything from my diet to stress causing my brain to not react be miliseconds and shit.

    My physio works with the national olympic U-23 soccer team, so I'm in good hands, but he's been telling me how they're seeing an alarming rise in ACL tears in young "healthy" people in non-competitive situations, especially younger girls/women.

    This is IT for me!
  18. ila

    ila TRIBE Member

    I tore my ACL when I was 18. Totally disgusting experience. My goalie even heard the pop of my knee as I collapsed.

    I opted not to have the surgery because it wasn't a complete tear, but I feel for you. Knee injuries are the worst!

    After about a year of physio, I could run all around on my knee with zero pain or unsteadiness.

    So, chin up! You'll be up and about with no crutches in no time!
  19. lucky1

    lucky1 TRIBE Member

    aye... sports. ;)

    I've only got a bum ankle that I sprained numerous times in highschool.... It is ok until I try and run and within 5 steps it gives out and has like a mini sprain....
  20. Chicago Kid

    Chicago Kid TRIBE Member

    Thanks for the support/encouragement peoples...I'm just anxtious to get healthy again so I can back in the gym and training and getting my fat ass fit again.

    It just seems like such a long road ahead...and I know cuz I've been through it all before, BUT, I hate this down-time. I need ACTION in my life!
  21. Chicago Kid

    Chicago Kid TRIBE Member

    You should get that checked dude...do it now while you're young. Strengthen those ankles...I had bad ankles til I went down to Chi to play college ball.
  22. freshest1

    freshest1 TRIBE Member

    dude, hope you're feeling better soon. I have'nt talk to you in awhile; we still have to hook up for drinks and a mix some day. Oh, and the baby is coming anyday now, Ula is 2cm and getting contraction on and off. (still dont know gender) ill send pics when it comes.

  23. chooch

    chooch TRIBE Member

    Action = ?
  24. lucky1

    lucky1 TRIBE Member

    Yeah I"ve been thinking about it.. this really only started happening in the last couple years.
  25. ila

    ila TRIBE Member

    I can't exactly remember what my recovery involved, but I think I was allowed to swim with my legs like, tied to a bouey or something of that nature...so that I was doing all the work with my arms and getting the vital cardio in without farting up my knee again.

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