I'm seven weeks post-op after a cadaver graft and am thrilled so far at how it's been going. The first week was pretty rough with lots of Vicodin and the d@mn CPM "torture" machine. I'm in PT every other day doing about 2-1/2 to 3 hours of hard work, but it's already starting to pay off. I'm doing lots of balance/proprioception and strengthening exercises and 20 minutes of non-impact cardio on an elliptical machine. The hard part is that they all tell me that right now is the most dangerous time because the graft hasn't "engrafted" with a blood supply, so it's still "mooshy" and I recognize that I feel like I'm able to do much more than I should. Hopefully, I've timed the surgery correctly---six months from June 13th for recovery should put me on the slopes just in time for the first big powder dump of the season. I'll keep you posted.
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8/4/06 at 12:06pm